Newark City Council moves ahead with plan to give evicted residents free legal services

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Groundwork for a program that would give free legal representation to low-income city residents facing eviction was approved by city council recently, but questions still remain about how it will be funded. The ordinance has stalled on a final vote for months because a group of community organizations working with city council on the language wanted to know which city department legal organizations would answer to and how the program would be budgeted for.

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