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New York City Executed Over 4,000 Evictions in 2022

Housing advocates are calling on lawmakers to pass "Good Cause" eviction protections to keep tenants across the State safely in their homes.
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LAS Calls for Sweeping Reforms to City’s Housing Voucher Program

The proposed changes include expanding eligibility to more low-income New Yorkers who are in danger of losing their homes or are currently experiencing homelessness.
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LAS in the News 01.13.23

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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Utility Outages Continue to Plague NYCHA Residents

A rise in heat and hot water outages underscores the need for significant funding to address longstanding public housing capital needs.
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LAS in the News 01.06.23

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 Unveils 2023 Statewide Legislative Priorities

The Legal Aid Society is calling on lawmakers in Albany to pass a comprehensive set of bills that will improve the lives of its clients and all New Yorkers.
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LAS in the News 12.23.22

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 Secures Pardon for Lesly Parfait, Client Who Faced Deportation

Mr. Parfait, who was brought to the United States at the age of five, faced mandatory deportation for a non-violent, sixteen-year-old conviction.
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LAS Calls for Answers Following Fire That Destroyed NYPD Evidence Center

The fire resulted in the loss of critical DNA evidence and will have far-reaching consequences for the ability of public defenders to exonerate wrongfully convicted clients.
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LAS Files Second Contempt Motion Against Department of Correction

The motion is the result of the Department's ongoing failure to provide incarcerated New Yorkers access to medical care.
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