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LAS in the News 04.15.22

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 condemns report recommending rent increase for vulnerable tenants

Politico: New York City might allow 9 percent rent hikes on regulated apartments
The Real Deal: Rent board staff proposes increase of up to 4.5%
6SQFT: Rent Guidelines Board recommends increases between 2.7% and 9%
Law360: NYC Rent Board Report Finds Operating Costs Up
Crain’s: Rent Guidelines Board proposes rent hikes of up to 9%
The City: Rent Hikes Between 2.7% and 9% Floated by Guidelines Board Staff

More LAS in the news

NY1: Tenants and nonprofits ask courts to slow pace of evictions
Politico: Surge in evictions could leave tenants without attorneys
Pro Publica: Child Advocates Sue New York Over Proposed Shadow Foster Care System
Patch: Protests Mount Over Mayor’s ‘Cruel’ Homeless Encampment Sweeps
NYLJ: Manhattan DA Launches New Process for Post-Conviction Justice Unit
NYDN: N.Y. budget mixed bag for housing as advocates ready for ‘good cause’ fight
Patch: Ceilings Collapse As Crown Heights Landlord Ignores Leaks, Tenants Say
Gothamist: City investigations chief says NYPD’s gang database will be released ‘within this year’
Prism Reports: With New York City rental aid in limbo, the need for more funding continues
Spectrum News: Law enforcement, DAs back criminal justice changes in state budget
Gothamist: Governor’s nixing of housing voucher program leaves advocates wondering why