Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 02.23.24

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.

Supreme Court declines landlord challenge in major victory for tenants

City Limits: Supreme Court Tosses Lingering Challenges to Rent Stabilization in NY
Gothamist: SCOTUS rejects challenges to NY’s rent-stabilization rules
NYDN: U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenges to New York rent stabilization law
AMNY: Supreme Court declines to hear challenges to NY’s rent stabilization laws
The Real Deal: Supreme Court rejects last two rent law challenges
Center Square: Supreme Court declines to take up challenge to New York City’s rent control law
NYLJ: SCOTUS Declines to Hear Challenges to NYC’s Rent Stabilization Laws
Politico: Rent Lawsuit

City Council joins LAS suit over CityFHEPS expansion, reform

AMNY: City Council to join Legal Aid’s suit over refusal to enact housing voucher laws
Politico: NYC Council files motion to join lawsuit against Adams over rental voucher reforms
City Limits: City Council Requests to Join Lawsuit to Enforce Rental Voucher Expansion
Crain’s: Council joins lawsuit against mayor over housing voucher laws
NYDN: NYC Council moves to join lawsuit to force Mayor Adams to enact rental voucher reforms
NY1: City Council moves to join suit to enforce housing voucher reforms
Gothamist: NYC Council seeks to join lawsuit against Mayor Adams over housing vouchers
NY Post: NYC Council wants to take Adams to court in bitter feud over housing voucher reforms
Law360: NYC Lawmakers Ask To Join Housing Voucher Suit
FOX5: NYC Council joins lawsuit against Mayor Adams over rental assistance laws
The Real Deal: The Daily Dirt: Council ups fight over housing vouchers

More LAS in the news

NYDN LTE: Readers sound off on enforcing housing policy
New Yorkers: Legal Weed in New York Was Going to Be a Revolution. What Happened?
NYDN: NYC needs housing, not lawsuits: Suing over vouchers won’t change facts
Queens Daily Eagle: Legal Aid sues mayor for failing to expand housing voucher program
The Economist: The search for justice in America is not a nine-to-five job
The Ticker: NYPD subway robot, Knightscope, gets sacked after two-month pilot program
NEWS12: Tenants displaced in Morris Heights building collapse to appear in court
El Diario: Ofensiva cumplan con vales a neoyorquinos ahorcados por altas rentas y desamparo
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Hochul reinstates $100M to IOLA fund after legal community backlash
Gothamist: End of pandemic aid in NYC put nearly 500K more New Yorkers in poverty: report
NYDN: NYC fines, suspends engineer blamed for ‘negligence’ after Bronx building collapse
Capitol Pressroom: Lawmakers propose statewide housing court system
The Real Deal: Why New York lawmakers aren’t budging on real estate
NY1: Engineer gets 2-year suspension after Bronx building collapse
Commercial Observer: Engineer Accused of Negligence Gets 2-Year Suspension
Patch: Evictions Skyrocket In Harlem So Far This Year: Data