Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. before the New York City Council Committee on Courts and Legal Services RE: Intro 214-A/Right to Counsel

September 26, 2016 Good morning. I am very happy to be here today, with so many of my colleagues in government and so many of my constituents, to voice my support for Intro 214-A, which would provide the most vulnerable among us with free legal representation in housing court.  There is an undeniable homelessness crisis…

Council Members Levine and Gibson, Joined by Advocacy Groups, Hold Hearing on the Right to Counsel for Low-Income Tenants in Housing Court

Former NYS Chief Judge Lippman, NYC Comptroller Stringer, NYC Public Advocate  James, and dozens of other elected officials and advocacy groups attended to testify and show their support for the bill, which has also been endorsed in a recent editorial by the New York Times New York, NY – Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson held…