Mayor de Blasio launched a plan Monday to hire lawyers to help tenants fight off evictions and avoid becoming homeless.
When we heard that de Blasio has a plan to prevent people from becoming homeless, we were thrilled. The idea is that the city will help tenants fight evictions, thus keeping them in their apartments and out of the shelters.
The bad news is that, according to the often-prescient Prof. Hell, the majority of people who actually get evicted in New York City either cannot afford their rent or cannot maintain their apartments in a safe condition (they’re hoarders).
Source: De Blasio launches $12M plan to help tenants avoid eviction