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LAS in the News 01.14.22

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives. We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week:

LAS urges tenants to apply for rent relief after securing reopening of application portal

AMNY: NYC’s Legal Aid Society reminds vulnerable tenants to apply for funding
News10: New Yorkers urged to apply for rental assistance despite funding worries
AP: NY to end eviction ban, reopen rent relief site
Finger Lakes 1: Judge orders state to re-open applications for COVID-19 rental relief program
CBS6Albany: Judge orders NY to reopen rent relief application portal
Telemundo: Lawyers urge New Yorkers to apply for the Rent Relief Program to avoid eviction

LAS demands action as State eviction moratorium expires

NYT: The Landlord’s Worst Nightmare Is a Basic Human Right
City Limits: As NY’s Eviction Moratorium Nears its End, Will Albany Pass ‘Good Cause’ Bill?
Capitol Tonight: Legal Aid’s Judith Goldiner on four housing programs to watch
WXXI News: Hochul confirms state’s eviction moratorium ends Jan. 15
The Real Deal: Landlords, advocates go toe-to-toe on good cause eviction
SI Advance: N.Y. eviction moratorium set to expire at end of the week
Crain’s: Here’s what tenant advocates are focusing on with the eviction moratorium ending
NYDN: Battle brews over rent relief program as N.Y. eviction moratorium to expire on Saturday
ABC7: New York eviction moratorium set to expire, rent relief site to reopen
Patch: Eviction Ban’s End Leaves NYC Tenants With Few Options
Manhattan Times: Eviction moratorium ends Jan. 15
Politico: New York’s eviction moratorium set to lift as state remains short on relief funds
SI Advance: NYC Mayor joins calls for funding reallocation to address eviction concerns
ABC7: Eviction moratorium to expire Saturday, NYC mayor asks federal government for relief funds
The City: As Eviction Pause Ends in New York, Here’s What Tenants Should Know

More LAS in the news

The City: Former Nurse Faces Court Battle After Being Shot by Cops During Mental Health Crisis
Queens Daily Eagle: New councilmembers reflect on surprise visit to Rikers
Pix 11: ‘Status quo is not working’: Manhattan DA defends policy on not prosecuting some crimes
NYT: Two Open Doors Created ‘Flue Effect’ of Deadly Smoke at Bronx High-Rise
NYDN: NYPD Commissioner and Manhattan DA meet amid dispute over prosecution policies
Pix11: Case of man sent to prison for stealing NyQuil sparks action from officials, faith leaders
City Limits: What’s Ahead for Tenants Displaced by Deadly Bronx Fire?
Fox5: New Manhattan DA faces pushback on prosecution policies
NBC News: Evictions ramp up in states as pandemic moratoriums come to an end
NYN Media: Advocates stand in solidarity with Rikers detainees on hunger strike
NPR: NYC high-rise fire displaces hundreds. How do they find affordable housing?
WaPo: Owners of burned Bronx building held billions in real estate, reaped housing subsidies
NYT: Jail Unions Gain a Powerful Supporter: The New Mayor