Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 02.16.24

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 communitiess 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 Sues to Enforce Housing Voucher Reform, Expansion

NYT: Mayor Adams Is Sued Over Failure to Comply With New Housing Laws
NY1: Adams administration facing lawsuit over changes to city housing voucher program
NYDN: Low-income New Yorkers sue Mayor Adams over refusal to expand rental voucher access
Crain’s: Tenants, Legal Aid sue mayor over refusal to implement housing voucher laws
City Limits: Legal Aid Sues Mayor Adams Over Inaction on Rental Voucher Reforms
AMNY: Legal Aid sues to force Adams admin to enact housing voucher expansion laws
Commercial Observer: LADS Sues NYC for Failing to Implement Housing Voucher Expansion
The Real Deal: Legal Aid sues mayor to force city voucher expansion
BK Reader: Mayor Adams Sued For Not Complying With Housing Laws
Law360: NYers Sue City To Push Housing Voucher Program Expansion
Gothamist: Mayor Adams sued over refusal to expand housing subsidies for poor New Yorkers
Politico: Legal Aid sues Adams over refusal to implement New York City voucher reform
NYP: Legal Aid sues NYC Mayor in bid to force him to implement housing voucher reform bill
Center Square: Adams named in lawsuit involving housing vouchers, migrants
Reuters: New York City mayor is sued over refusal to comply with new rental-assistance laws
NEWS12: Civil suit filed against mayor for failure to implement changes to CityFHEPS program

More LAS in the news

Gothamist: Adams imposes curfew at select NYC migrant shelters after Times Square shooting
NYDN: Video appears to contradict NYPD version of what led to migrants beating cops
Queens Daily Eagle OpEd: NYC BOE must increase ballot access to incarcerated New Yorkers
City Limits: These NYC Voucher Holders Are Fighting To Stay Put
Politico Playbook: The Vote in NYC Jails Coalition Calls for Reforms
The Real Deal: Has rental voucher discrimination plunged? By one measure, yes
FOX5: Migrant shelter curfew
The City: City ‘Channeling Leslie Knope’ to Clear Migrant Waiting Rooms
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: City Bar challenges proposed $100 million IOLA fund diversion
Amsterdam News: BLM class action settlement and protest reforms survive union challenge
The Brian Lehrer Show: Reporters Ask the Mayor