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Watch: NY Leaders Call for Passage of “Good Cause” Eviction Legislation

The bill would give every tenant in New York State the right to a renewal lease and protection against unreasonable rent increases and would require landlords to have “just cause” to evict a tenant in an unregulated or “market-rate” housing unit.
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LAS and Weil, Gotshal & Manges Secure Due Process in Housing Hearings for Domestic Violence Survivors

A new settlement in B.D. v. New York City Department of Housing and Preservation creates a new section 8 voucher preference for domestic violence survivors, according to POLITICO.
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NYC Council Speaker, Advocates Call on Albany to Invest New Funding for Public Housing

Advocates are demanding that new funding be allocated in the Governor’s Executive Budget, including $2 billion for NYCHA, $1 billion for other public housing in the state and $500 million in vouchers for those facing homelessness, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS in the News 1.31.20

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.
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LAS Analysis: City Payouts in NYPD Misconduct Cases Increase by Almost $30 Million

The report reveals that New Yorkers filed 1,383 lawsuits in 2019 for a range of misconduct, according to the New York Post.
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After SCOTUS “Public Charge” Setback, Advocates Urge Immigrants to Seek Legal Guidance

"It is critical that immigrants and their families making decisions about using public benefits consult legal advocates who understand the rule before assuming it applies to them,” LAS attorney Susan Welber tells the Queens Daily Eagle.
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Deaf Client in NYCHA Residence Faces Discrimination, Eviction

Adeola Chester, a mother of two, has consistently been denied ASL interpreter services, according to NY1.
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LAS Decries Ruling That Finds Prosecutorial Misconduct Commission Unconstitutional

The Legal Aid Society urged New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to appeal this decision to the Appellate Division, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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Albeit Progress, Mold and Mildew Complaints Continue to Plague NYCHA Residents

The Legal Aid Society released a Freedom of Information Law response revealing that New York City Housing Authority residents filed 31,837 work orders to address mildew complaints from January 1, 2019 – September 4, 2019, reports the New York Daily News.
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Attorneys Condemn Supreme Court Ruling Temporarily Allowing “Public Charge” Rule

The 5-4 decision allows the rule to go into effect while it is challenged in the courts, reports CNN.
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