LAS in the News 11.19.21

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 condemns Hochul administration for closing State’s rent relief portal

New York Now: NY Asks Biden Administration for $1B in Additional Rent Relief Funding
Gothamist: New York To Suspend Rental Assistance Program As Hochul Asks For More Federal Aid
City Limits: New York’s COVID Rent Relief Fund Is Almost Out of Money
Law360: NY To Curb Rent Relief Application Process As Funds Dwindle
NYT: New York to Stop Accepting Applications for Pandemic Rental Aid
The Real Deal: State pulls the plug on rent relief
Spectrum News: New York Asks U.S. Treasury For More Rent Relief Funds
Crain’s: Landlord, Tenant Groups Decry State’s Decision to Close Rent Relief Portal

More LAS in the News

Gothamist: De Blasio Dropped Suit against Corrections Officers. Hundreds Continue to Skip Work.
The Bronx Times: Op-ed: Albany must enact good cause
West Side Spirit: The Heat is on but Problems Remain at 830 Amsterdam
The City: Vance Depletes Manhattan DA’s $715M Bank Haul, Leaving Bragg With Small Change
Commercial Observer: What Does the Future Look Like for New York’s Eviction Moratorium?
Capitol Pressroom: Lawsuit: New York unlawfully blocking creation of foster families
ABC7: Bronx District Attorney demands tougher laws for teens with guns
Capitol Pressroom: Landlords Test Eviction Moratorium Eligibility
The City: Steve Banks Had Big Goals for Shelters, and Hit the Mark on Some. Should He Stay?
CBS2: LAS Wants More Discretion When Evaluating Relatives Of Children In Foster System
BK Reader: BK Pols Support New Housing Protections as End of Eviction Moratorium Nears
Harlem World Magazine: NYC’s First In Nation Right To Counsel Program Expanded Citywide