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LAS Threatens Suit Over Lack of Internet for Homeless Students

The de Blasio administration has failed to provide internet access to children in shelters, effectively blocking their ability to participate in remote learning during COVID-19, according to POLITICO.
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LAS Urges Halt on City’s Plan to Resume Collections Against Public Benefits Recipients

Despite assurances from HRA, advocates have learned that billings against New Yorkers utilizing SNAP, public assistance, and Medicaid will restart on November 1st, as reported by THE CITY.
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City Scientists Call for Independence from NYPD

The Legal Aid Society supports scientists working at the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in their desire for the City Council to enforce fair and ethical DNA collection, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS in the News 10.9.20

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: Fund Affordable Housing Instead of Vilifying Homeless New Yorkers

The Legal Aid Society condemned a Wall Street NIMBY group for its plan to raise nearly $1 million to fuel a racist campaign against New Yorkers being relocated from the Lucerne Hotel, reports Patch.
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Op-Ed: Do Right by Homeless People

Josh Goldfein, from The Legal Aid Society's Homeless Rights Project, is the co-author of an op-ed in today's New York Daily News which calls for a well-reasoned approach to sheltering homeless New Yorkers safely during the COVID-19 crisis.
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LAS Urges Direct Rental Assistance From Federal Government

As Washington debates a stimulus package, The Legal Aid Society called on the Trump Administration and Congress to enact measures to protect tenants who are struggling to pay rent​, according to Univision.
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LAS Lauds Move to Continue Housing Homeless in NYC Hotels

The City announced that homeless New Yorkers will be sheltered in hotels for at least another six months, reports Gothamist.
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LAS Advises Incarcerated Persons of Restored Eligibility for Stimulus Payments

As an October 15th deadline looms, The Legal Aid Society called on officials to provide meaningful access to applications for those funds, according to El Dario.
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LAS in the News 10.2.20

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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