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 welcomes mediation on Right to Shelter
Politico: City, state and Legal Aid agree to mediation in right-to-shelter dispute City Limits: NYC Mayor’s Latest Bid To Suspend Adult Shelter Rights Cools In Court Gothamist: City and state agree to secret mediation in shelter law dispute, averting court battle NYP: Legal battle over whether NY’s ‘right to shelter’ law covers migrants goes to mediation NYDN: NYC right to shelter heads to mediation after months of closed-door conferences Law360: NYC Agrees To Avoid ‘War Of Legal Papers’ On Migrant Shelter AMNY: City and state to enter mediation on right-to-shelter policy with Legal Aid El Diario: Organizaciones responden al Adams tras asegurar que ante crisis de nuevos migrantes NYT: New York, Overwhelmed, Toughens Stance on Housing Migrant Families City Limits: As Shelter Limit Policy Expands, Some Families Are Already Too Familiar BK Reader: Mayor Officially Limits Shelter Stays for Migrant Families with Children to 60 Days AMNY: Legal Aid blasts Hochul for supporting Adams’ attempt to roll back shelter mandate FOX5: NYC migrant crisis: Adams says migrants sleeping on NYC streets is ‘not if, it’s when’ Amsterdam News: Battle over right-to-shelter law: Hochul backs Adams NY1: Lawyers, homeless advocates call out Hochul’s support for suspending right-to-shelter Politico Playbook: Migrant Update Politico: Adams limits shelter stays to 60 days for migrant families with children Crain’s New York: Adams gives migrant families 60 days to leave shelter AMNY: Mayor officially limits shelter stays for migrant families with children to 60 days Gothamist: Mayor confirms migrant families with children must move out of shelter after 60 days Patch: Migrant Families Can Only Stay 60 Days In NYC Shelters: Mayor NYP: City Hall forcing migrant families to reapply for shelter every 60 days NY1: City limits migrant families to 60-day shelter stays NYDN: NYC to house migrant families with kids in ‘semi-congregate’ settings Daily Mail: NY firefighters evacuate shelter over fears former school will turn into a fiery deathtrap CNN: New York City to limit migrant family shelter stays to 60 days, mayor announces The City: City Will Send Migrant Families to Flood-Prone, Far-Off Tents Columbia Spectator: Religious leaders challenge city effort to suspend right to shelter mandate NYDN: Mayor Adams to limit NYC shelter stays to 60 days for migrant families with kids: source The New Yorker: The Luxury Office Development That Became a Horrific Migrant Shelter Gothamist: NYC to order migrant families with children to leave shelters after 60 days 1010WINS: Adams plans to propose 60-day cap on shelter stay for migrant families AMNY: Adams admin to impose 60-day cap on shelter stays for migrant families: source Daily Mail: NYC Mayor Eric Adams will LIMIT shelter stays for migrant families PIX11: Several NYC migrant shelters could be issued vacate orders by FDNY: reports WBGO: NYC limits shelter time for migrant families Politico: Adams insists shelter limits for migrant families won’t disrupt children in schools NYDN: Adams vows migrant kids won’t have to ‘change schools’ PIX11: Migrant worried for family as NYC limits shelter stays for families with kids AMNY: Mayor Adams insists 60-day shelter limit won’t force kids to change schools CBS2: NYC faces new problem amid asylum crisis as shelters get cited for fire code violations
More LAS in the news
The Intercept: NYPD Cops Sued For Misconduct – Then Get Promotions The Imprint: NYC Youth and Supporters Rally for Enhanced Juvenile Justice Rights The Brian Lehrer Show: ‘Rent Burdened’ New Yorkers Gothamist: Maimonides evicts current and former hospital workers Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Maimonides Hospital Face Backlash for Mass Eviction Gothamist: Food pantry visits surge as ‘perfect storm’ over benefit delays and inflation aligns Filter: New York City Has Days to Agree On Plan to Combat Rikers Abuses Brownstoner: Brooklyn Sees Biggest Increase in Foreclosures Citywide as Rates Climb Caribbean Life: NYC legal clinic blitz assists nearly 2,000 asylum seekers obtain work permits AMNY: Rikers Island secret lounge and supply stash built by Correction Department Patch: Who Built A Secret Room In Rikers Island? No One Knows, Report Says Pix11: Secret lounge discovered in Rikers Island jail, stashed with unused equipment The City: More than 15,000 Rikers Jail Video Visits Canceled Since 2020 NYDN: Advocates blast secret lounge, caches of unused gear hidden on Rikers Island The City: Adams Advisor Tim Pearson Grabbed and Shoved Shelter Guards, Say Witnesses
Last Updated: 20 October 2023
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