Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 09.16.22

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: City must comply with right to shelter laws as demand rises

NYT: New York City Denied Dozens of Men Shelter Beds, Legal Aid Says
NBC4: Legal Aid: NYC Admits More Right-to-Shelter Violations, Fails to Provide Beds to Dozens
NY1: Legal Aid Society: NYC denied dozens of men temporary housing
NYDN: NYC fails to house dozens of homeless people in latest ‘right to shelter’ blunder
CBS2: At least 60 men illegally denied beds at Manhattan intake facility
Telemundo 47: La preocupación se expande sobre el espacio en los albergues
NY Post: Flood of migrants helps lead to worst NYC shelter failure in more than decade
Hell Gate: It’s Wednesday and There’s No Room at the Shelter in Eric Adams’s New York
City Limits: NYC Homeless Agency Scrambles for Capacity After Latest ‘Right to Shelter’ Violation
AMNY: Homeless migrants left to sleep on Midtown streets as city shelters turn them away
NYDN: Mayor Adams suggests NYC should ‘reassess’ right-to-shelter access amid migrant crisis
NY1: Shelter system at ‘breaking point,’ Adams says
NYP: Adams says NYC shelters at ‘breaking point’ after thousands of migrant arrivals
NYT: Adams Wants to Reassess a Shelter System ‘Nearing Its Breaking Point’
Gothamist: Adams says NYC should ‘reassess’ how it handles shelter requests
1010 Wins: Adams wants to ‘reassess’ Right to Shelter law 2 days after he potentially violated it
CBS2: Mayor Eric Adams releases statement addressing men denied beds at intake facility
Daily Mail: NYC Mayor Eric Adams claims the Big Apple is ‘near breaking point’
FOX5: Mayor Adams says NYC homeless shelter system near collapse
Politico: Adams suggests city’s right to shelter ‘must be reassessed’
AMNY: Mayor Adams says city’s got migrant crisis under control
NYP: City Hall seeks ‘right to shelter’ trims as Adams surveys migrant crisis firsthand
ABC News: NYC ‘nearing its breaking point’ as governors continue to send asylum seekers
Gothamist: After calling for a reassessment of shelter practices, NYC officials are vague on changes
Bloomberg: NYC Mayor Commits to Providing Shelter for 11,000 Migrants Seeking Asylum
SI Advance: Mayor calls for reassessment of NYC ‘right to shelter’ practices
Politico: Adams denies he wants to roll back ‘right to shelter’
NYT: Migrant Crisis Puts N.Y. ‘Right to Shelter’ Law to the Test
NYDN: Amid migrant crisis, Mayor Adams’ team insists NYC can reassess right-to-shelter practices
City & State: How New York City’s right-to-shelter law works
Bronx News 12: Mayor Adams: City shelter system ‘nearing its breaking point’
Patch: NYC’s ‘Right To Shelter’ Could Face Changes Amid Migrant Surge: Mayor
NY Mag: Hundreds of Migrants Were Sent to ‘Live’ in a Brooklyn Heights Office Building

More LAS in the news

NYCLA Podcast: A Conversation with Twyla Carter, Attorney-In-Chief of The Legal Aid Society
Business Insider: Man’s conviction was tossed because of crooked NY cop
Gothamist: NYC should expand rental assistance program to include undocumented immigrants
Politico: Push for voucher reforms amid ballooning shelter population
Hell Gate: A Basic Privacy Guide to OMNY, the MTA’s MetroCard Replacement
High Times: Brooklyn DA to Vacate Convictions Prosecuted With Help of Corrupt Cops
Crain’s: Two bills in City Council aim to help seniors stay in their homes
Atlanta Black Star: Brooklyn DA to Ask Court to Throw Out Convictions Tied to Dirty Cops
NYS Focus: State Prisons Are Routinely Violating New York’s Landmark Solitary Confinement Law
AMNY: OpEd: Treatment Not Jail, A Moral Imperative
The New York Carib News: NYC – Rental Assistance To Include Undocumented
Amsterdam News: Listing Off: Rally to abolish gang database takes center stage in Brooklyn
Bruck Underground: First rent: How landlords of rent-stabilized apartments can hike the rent