Legal Aid Society


Public Housing Provided for Victims of Racial Discrimination

In Davis v. New York City Housing Authority, the Society entered into a consent decree with the New York City Housing Authority and the United States Department of Justice, providing some 2,000 public housing apartments to African-American and Latino families who were victims of racial discrimination by the Housing Authority.

In Steiberger v. Sullivan, the Federal Court approved a consent decree in The Legal Aid Society’s challenge to the Social Security Administration’s policy of “nonacquiescence,” through which the agency refused to apply Second Circuit decisions in individual disability cases affecting as many as 200,000 claimants.