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  • Addressing the Eviction Epidemic - Analysis of 2017 Data , Oct 16
    Between 2000 and 2016, New York City experienced a rapid influx in population and saw the number of homeless families triple.* In 2017, landlords filed 230,000 eviction petitions, disproportionately affecting neighborhoods with high shares of black and/or ...
  • CSSNY's Eviction Podcast , Oct 16
    Our latest episode of the Fighting Poverty, Strengthening New York podcast looks into the eviction epidemic in NYC, introducing Daisy Young, who, after losing her job and watching her savings deplete, found an eviction notice on her apartment door. We l ...
  • 2018 American Bar Association Report: Access to Justice Commissions , Sep 26
    Twenty-four years after the founding of the first access to justice commission, the American Bar Association has released a report analyzing the the structure, activity, staffing and funding in 40 state and U.S. territory commissions. This report was co ...
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