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LAS in the News 06.17.22

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: Mayor must do more to address housing crisis

NYT: Adams Announces Plan to Fix New York City’s Growing Housing Crisis
Patch: Adams Unveils Sweeping NYC Housing Plan, But Many Details Remain Vague
The Real Deal: Adams pledges to add housing, but won’t say how much
NYDN: Mayor Adams rolls out long-promised plan for fixing NYC housing crisis
City & State: Adams offers comprehensive affordable housing plan
El Diario: Alcalde de la ciudad de Nueva York perfila el plan para solucionar crisis de vivienda
6SQFT: Adams outlines long-awaited plan to tackle NYC’s housing crisis

Federal takeover of Rikers Island not imminent 

NYDN: No federal court takeover of Rikers Island — for now — as judge accepts NYC plan
Gothamist: No immediate federal takeover at Rikers
NY Post: Federal court takeover of NYC jails looms, stakeholders rip Rikers plan
1010Wins: Detainees to push for federal takeover of Rikers after NYC releases last chance plan
NYDN: Day late, dollar short: The DOC won’t turn Rikers around. A receiver is our best shot
Patch: NYC Unveils New Rikers Plan As Potential Federal Takeover Brews
Patch: Harlem Woman’s Police Brutality Accusations Upheld By Watchdog
City & State: Federal takeover of Rikers Island is off the table, for now, judge says
Queens Eagle: Action plan won’t end Rikers dysfunction, advocates say
1010Wins: Judge accepts NYC’s plan to reform Rikers, avoiding federal takeover for now

More LAS in the news

NYDN: Gov. Hochul signs NYCHA trust into the law, unlocks ‘billions of dollars in federal funding
AMNY: Legal Aid Society announces major settlement distribution for over 50,000 New Yorkers
NY1 Noticias: Preocupación en oficinas de abogados defensores públicos
Gothamist: Police should be disciplined for harassing woman who tried to videotape them
Staten Island Advance: SI Republicans Join NYC Progressives to Call for Property Tax Reform