Community Board: Manhattan Community District 12
Expand tenant protection programs
Increase Tenant Support Unit Specialists specific to CD12.
Responsible Agency : Department of Social Services
OMB supports the agency's position as follows: Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito earlier this year announced that, for the first time, the City will fund universal access to legal services for all tenants facing eviction in New York City Housing Court. The $93 million allocation more than doubles the Administration's existing funding for tenant legal services. With this step, the City of New York became the first city in the United States to implement a universal access to counsel program for tenants in Housing Court, with the largest tenant legal services program anywhere in the country.