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Housing Advocates Detail 2022 Legislative Priorities

A statewide coalition of advocates and elected officials are seeking long-term solutions to the COVID-19 housing crisis, including permanent protections against evictions.
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Listen: New York Unlawfully Blocking Creation of Foster Families

The Legal Aid Society's Kate Wood appeared on The Capitol Pressroom to discuss a new lawsuit that seeks to remove barriers faced by relatives willing and able to become foster parents. 
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LAS in the News 11.12.21

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 Condemns Hochul Administration for Closing State’s Rent Relief Portal

The move is premature as New York will likely qualify for an additional $1 billion in federal aid, as reported by City Limits.
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National Advocates Join Call to End Transfer of Women, Transgender New Yorkers

Over fifty organizations have signed on to a letter opposing the ill-conceived transfer of individuals from Rikers Island to upstate prison facilities, reports POLITICO.
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LAS Suit: Children Must Be Allowed Foster Placement with Relatives

The lawsuit challenges practices denying children foster care placement with loving relatives due to discriminatory factors, according to The New York Times.
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Attorney General Letitia James Backs “Good Cause” Legislation

The proposed law provides basic protections to millions of renters in unregulated units across New York State, as reported by City Limits.
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Queens DA Vacates 60 Convictions Involving Corrupt NYPD Officers

The Legal Aid Society praised Melinda Katz for her decisive action and called on district attorneys in the other boroughs to follow suit, reports The New York Times.
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LAS in the News 11.05.21

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 Praises Bill Offering a Second Chance at Youthful Offender Status

New legislation signed by Governor Hochul gives New Yorkers an opportunity to have certain past convictions removed from their records, according to Spectrum News.
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