Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. NYC Council Committee on the Justice System RE: Implementation and Expansion of Right to Counsel in Housing Court

February 24, 2020 The housing affordability crisis facing our city has touched people living in every neighborhood in all five boroughs. Millions of New Yorkers are rent burdened or severely rent burdened and tens of thousands of households are at risk of eviction every year. Homelessness is at or near its all-time high, with a…