Right To Counsel NYC Coalition in the News


"Punitive Measures Worsen the Homelessness Crisis. We Must Guarantee Housing," Truthout, March 2020

Media Coverage on our Response to COVID-19

Media Coverage on our Hearing to Expand Right to Counsel: February 2020

"Cohen Backs Bills to Expand Right to Counsel, Which Could Benefit Thousands," Norwood News, Jan. 2020

"NYC’s eviction labyrinth is a cold promise to many New Yorkers," New York Post, Jan. 2020

"Rally and town hall part of campaign to protect against evictions," Bronx Times, Jan. 2020

"Help more New Yorkers fight evictions: The city’s landmark right-to-counsel law must be expanded," NY Daily News, Jan. 2020


Media Coverage: 

"Coalition urges city to promote tenants’ right to organize," Queens Daily Eagle, Dec. 2019

"City celebrates expansion of program that helps tenants fight eviction," Queens Daily Eagle, Dec. 2019

"The Right to Eviction Counsel Is Gaining Momentum," CityLab, Dec. 2019

"350k More New Yorkers Receiving Free Legal Help To Fight Evictions," NYC Patch, Dec. 2019

BronxNet Interviews Tenant Leader on the Importance of Expanding RTC, Nov. 2019

"Tenants and Right to Counsel NYC hold mock court for bad landlords," The Villager, Nov. 2019

"Evictions are Down but Reigning in NYC's Worst Evictors is Still on Advocates Agenda," CityLimits, Nov. 2019

"Tenant advocates release list of ‘worst’ evictors in the city," AMNY, Oct. 2019

"These NYC Landlords Evict The Most Tenants, Advocates Say," Patch, Oct. 2019

"Courts Need to Adapt to New Rights for Tenants: Report," City Limits, Oct. 2019

Worst Evictors Week of Action Media Coverage: May 2019

"Como acceder servicios gratis de un abogado en un desalojo?" NY, May 2019 

"We need to up our game/Necesitamos mejorar nuestro juego," Manhattan Times, April 2019

"New City Council Bill Aims To Educate Low-Income Tenants About Right To Counsel Law," Gothamist, April 2019

"'Someone To Speak For You': Low-Income Tenants Get Lawyers For Housing Court," NPR, April 2019

"Court officials urged to improve tenants' Right to Counsel," AMNY, March 2019

"In New York, Free Legal Help Arrives For Low-Income Tenants In Housing Court," NPR, March 2019

WNYC Interviews Tenant Leader on Right to Counsel Success, March 2019

Metro NY on NYC eviction rates down in 2018, January 2019

Press Releases:

100+ Organizations Urge De Blasio to Issue Eviction Moratorium and Close Housing Courts

Prior to NYCC Hearing on CM Levine & Gibson Bills to Expand Right to Counsel Law, New Report Cites RTC as Driving Force Behind Drop in Evictions in NYC

Coalition Urges City to Pass intro 1529 to Fund Tenant organizing Following Release of New Right to Counsel Zip Codes

NYC Landlords, City, and Banks Indicted on Criminal and Civil Charges Against Tenants’ Rights

Anti-Eviction Groups Release List of NYC’s Top 20 “Worst Evictors”

The RTCNYC Coalition, JustFix.nyc and The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project To Launch New Website Naming Some of NYC’s Worst Evictors & Mapping Evictions Across NYC 

Right to Counsel NYC Coalition & Council Members Introduce New Bill to Empower Tenant Organizing

New Analysis Finds that Legal Representation Under Right to Counsel Law Accounts for the Majority of the Decline in NYC Evictions 


City Limits on the Importance of Organizing, November 2018

WNYC and Gothamist on Year 1 of RTC, November 2018

AMNY on RTC 2.0, September 2018

Daily News on RTC 2.0! June 2018

Socialist Worker on the Importance of Organizing, June 2018

NYT Letter to the Editor about RTC, May 2018

Queens Time Ledger on the Queens Town Hall, April 2018

Brooklyn Eagle on the Brooklyn Town Hall, April 2018

WNYC Interview, April 2018 

National Low Income Housing Coalition, April 2018

WBAI interview, April 2018

City Limits on the Town Halls and Eviction Free NYC, March 2018


WNYC on the Roll out, November 2017

Press on the National Spread and Impact of RTC, August 2017

Press Coverage from RTC Bill Signing, August 2017!

Press Coverage from the Mayor's Announcement to Fund and Pass RTC, February 2017:


Coverage of the Press Conference on 12/13/16 where we delivered 7,000 postcards to the Mayor and Speaker!

City Limits on The Interfaith Forum to Support #RTCNYC, December 2016

NY Magazine's Approval Matrix lists #RTC as both Highbrow and Brilliant, October 2016

David Jones, the head of the Community Service Society on the need for RTC!

Coverage of the RTC Hearing on 9/26/16

The NYT Editorial Board Endorses Right to Counsel

Next City on The Increase in Eviction Prevention and the Momentum for Right to Counsel

A powerful piece in El Diario about the Need for Right to Counsel!

RTCNYC Coalition Members on NY1's Inside City Hall Talking about the Cost Savings of Right to Counsel!

The Bronx Borough President writes an Op-Ed in Support of Right To Counsel!

All 42 Community Boards in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx Pass Resolutions in Support of Right to Counsel!

A great story in the Huffington Post about How RTC Saves us Money!

A great story in Bloomberg about how Right to Counsel will Save the City Millions!


A great Op-Ed in the NYT about how RTC is about Homelessness Prevention

A great Letter to the Editor of the NYT about How RTC is Key to Homelessness Prevention

A great article in the Queens Chronicle about the Queens Town Hall! 

Gotham Gazette on How the Right to Counsel is Gaining Momentum

Coalition Members Susanna Blankley and Andrew Scherer were on on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” TV show joined by Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and Councilman Mark Levine.

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Supports Right to Counsel!        

Retired Supreme Court Justice, Emily Jane Goodman, writes for the New York Law Journal That RTCNYC is the Right Thing To Do!

A powerful piece in Truthout.org, comparing the US to the international community. The 47 countries of the EU have Right to Counsel.


The New York Times on the momentum for a Right to Counsel for tenants in housing court!  

A great piece in Newsweek about Right to Counsel as a Civil Rights Issue!!!

A powerful video about the need for Right to Counsel for tenants in Housing Court!