LAS in the News 09.03.21

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 praises New York’s new eviction moratorium

Spectrum News: Hochul signs eviction moratorium extension into law
Law360: How NY Acted On Evictions, Rent Aid In Rare Session
NYT: N.Y. Legislature Expected to Extend Freeze on Evictions in Rare Special Session
AP Explains: Will New York extend eviction protections?
CBS2: New York State Legislature Set To Hold Special Session On Extending Eviction Moratorium
WNYT: New governor bringing back legislature over evictions
Truthout: Supreme Court Ruling Against Eviction Moratorium Could Facilitate Surge in COVID
The City: New York Eviction Moratorium Poised For Months-Long Extension
Spectrum News: Lawmakers discussing rental assistance program issues
Wall Street Journal: New York Poised to Join Ranks of States Extending Eviction Moratorium
Bloomberg: Volunteer Lawyer Army Braces for Eviction Fight After Biden Plea
AMNY: Lawyers, defendants rally against filthy conditions in NYC courthouses
CNBC: Housing advocates warn of ‘perfect storm’ for tenants as eviction bans, benefits end

More LAS in the news

The City: More Than 1.6 Million New Yorkers Will Lose Unemployment Benefits by Labor Day
Queens Daily Eagle: Queens BP’s office hosts expungement talk
NY Post: Just 18 court verdicts in 2021, de Blasio says amid NYC crime wave
Queens Daily Eagle: BOC denounces spike in Rikers suicides
The Brian Lehrer Show: Pandemic Benefits Are Ending. How Will The Job Market Change?
Reuters: Law schools are answering Justice Department’s call for eviction help