Housing Justice Revolution: Defending Fundamental Rights

april 2021

mon26apr5:30 pm7:00 pmHousing Justice Revolution: Defending Fundamental Rights Event Organized By: Wilf Impact Center for Public Interest Law

Event Details

Join NYLS’s Housing Rights Clinic and Impact Center for Public Interest Law for a discussion with tenants’ rights advocates and practitioners.

New York City was the first city in the United States to enact the Right to Counsel, mandating by law that low-income tenants are entitled to legal representation in eviction proceedings. A growing list of states and localities are enacting similar bills to protect tenants’ rights, creating a great need for housing attorneys.

The roundtable discussion will address the impact of the Right to Counsel, the role discrimination plays in maintaining and accessing housing, and future careers advocating for tenant’s rights.

Marika Dias, Managing Director, Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center
Leah Goodridge, Managing Attorney for Housing Policy, Mobilization for Justice
Fernando Julián Mancías ’15, Supervising Staff Attorney at Bronx Legal Services
Rob Robinson, co-founder and member of the Leadership Committee of the Take Back the Land Movement; Staff Volunteer at Partners for Dignity and Rights

April 26, 2021 

5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EDT