August 15, 2017
- Anna Maria Farias was recently named Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Farias is responsible for “housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities.“
- New York City now offers legal representation to all low-income residents facing eviction. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed this law into effect on August 11, 2012. Any resident with a looming eviction whose income rises to a “200 percent of the federal poverty level or less will receive state provided representation.” In New York, 90% of landlords are represented by counsel while tenants are usually unrepresented.