Union Testifies at RTC Hearing

February 28, 2020

This week we testified at the New York City Council on behalf of Right to Counsel, along with Jared Trujillo, President of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys – UAW 2325, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and District Council 37, AFSCME.

We stood with other providers, advocacy organizations, and tenant organizers to urge the City Council to increase RTC eligibility from 200% of the federal poverty limit (FPL) to 400% FPL, expand the types of cases that are covered by RTC to ensure that tenants have the right to a lawyer for NYCHA cases and appeals, provide funding for organizers, and fully fund RTC so that providers do not have to cut corners and tenants can get the fullest high-quality services they deserve.

You can also visit the City Council’s website here and click on the “Video” link to watch Monday’s hearing– the NYC Labor panel starts at 4:37!