Legal Aid Testifies on Good Cause Eviction Legislation Before NY State Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development

Nakeeb Siddique, Director of Housing in the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office of The Legal Aid Society, testified on the Good Cause Eviction Bill (S2892/A5030) before the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development.

"This bill would represent a huge step forward for Legal Aid’s clients in all five boroughs, with an especially large impact in Brooklyn. If this bill were passed, tenants in 163,000 additional units across the borough would be afforded basic protections. For Legal Aid lawyers on the front lines of the City’s housing crisis, these protections will help even the playing field in court, reducing the number of eviction proceedings brought against low-income tenants, and empowering them with many of the legal defenses tenants in regulated apartments already enjoy. "