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LAS in the News 01.21.22

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 demands long-term housing solutions as eviction moratorium ends

Capitol Pressroom: Life without New York’s broad eviction moratorium
Pix11: NY eviction moratorium expires as housing advocates urge rent relief
Spectrum News: New York State’s pandemic Eviction Moratorium ends
AP: New York’s pandemic-era eviction moratorium expires
Daily Mail: Hundreds of thousands of NYC tenants face eviction
City Limits: 1,300 Households Apply for Reopened Rent Relief Portal as Eviction Freeze Nears End
Reuters: New York braces for evictions with key renter protection set to lapse
BK Reader: More Than 53K BK Households Now Face Eviction. Here’s What to Know.Hudson360: With New York’s Rental Relief Portal now reopened, Legal Aid urges tenants to apply
Amsterdam News: NYers lament housing moratorium. So, what happens now?
Law360: NY Gov. Says Part Of $2B Pool Could Aid Landlords, Tenants
Pix 11: NY eviction moratorium expires as housing advocates urge rent relief
The Bronx Times: Lawmakers, residents press for extension of eviction moratorium

LAS decries governor’s hollow rebrand on tax break for developers

Politico: Hochul lays out details for proposed 421-a replacement
The Real Deal: New name, same basic idea: Hochul pitches 421a reform
BisNow: Real Estate Praises Hochul’s New Plan For Affordable New York Tax Break
Crain’s: Here’s what the governor’s revamped 421-a program could look like
6SQFEET: Hochul outlines replacement for New York’s expiring 421-a tax break program

More LAS in the news 

NYDN: Bronx prosecutors withdraw 133 cases linked to former NYPD detective accused of perjury
The Real Deal: Landlords, tenant lawyers clash over reopening of rent relief portal
NYDN: Working Bronx mom freezes with young autistic sons after landlord is slain
NY Post: Crimefighter exodus: Manhattan prosecutors flee DA office after Bragg takes helm
Amsterdam News: Local orgs campaign to end ‘Legal Slavery’ for incarcerated New Yorkers
Law360: NY Court Directives Extend Eviction Default Buffer
CBS2: Bronx Mother Of 2 Says Lack Of Heat In Building Is Forcing Family To Sleep In Car
NYP: Bronx DA dropping 133 cases linked to indicted NYPD detective Joseph Franco