Newark’s Right to Counsel: A Proposed System Design for Indigent Tenants Facing Eviction
Rutgers Center on Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity (CLiME), David D. Troutt, Director
As a member of a local affordable housing coalition and partner to Mayor Baraka's effort to implement the second right-to-counsel (RTC) ordinance in the country, CLiME led the research design of such a system and the supporting basis for its legality under New Jersey law.
This memorandum was submitted to the City of Newark in early February, with recommendations for implementing a system of free legal services for indigent Newarkers (incomes below 200 percent of the median) facing imminent eviction proceedings in Essex County court.
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