Implementing New York City's Universal Access to Counsel Program: Lessons for Other Jurisdictions

Dec 1, 2018
Vicki Been, Deborah Rand, Nicole Summers, and Jessica Yager for NYU Furman Center
New York City’s UAC has generated substantial interest as other jurisdictions across the U.S. consider or implement similar programs. In June 2018, San Francisco voters approved a ballot initiative requiring the city to establish, fund, and run a program to provide legal representation to all tenants facing eviction regardless of income. The Los Angeles City Council approved a motion in August 2018 instructing the housing department to develop recommendations for a new eviction defense bill or program.
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