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LAS Condemns City’s Plan to Transfer Elder New Yorkers to Homeless Shelters

Despite the fact that those 65 and up face a significantly higher risk of death from COVID-19, the City is threatening to move some older and other vulnerable individuals from single rooms to communal settings.
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LAS Demands Decarceration as Omicron Variant Surges in City Jails

New data shows almost 37% of New Yorkers in custody have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Calls for Release of Incarcerated People as COVID Infections Spike in City Jails

The Correction Commissioner is sending a dire warning of a brewing health crisis as Omicron slams incarcerated populations, reports The New York Times.
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Watch: COVID-19 Causes Massive Backlog in Court Cases

The Legal Aid Society's Tina Luongo recently spoke with Cheddar News about the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on due process for incarcerated New Yorkers.
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LAS: Unvaccinated Correction Officers Will Deepen Crisis in City Jails

The refusal by many correction officers to comply with the City’s vaccine mandate will exacerbate an already dangerous situation faced by incarcerated New Yorkers, reports POLITICO.
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Op-Ed: Albany Must Enact “Good Cause”

The Legal Aid Society's Shervon Small and Assembly Member Amanda Septimo make the case for legislation that will prevent evictions statewide in today's Bronx Times.
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Listen: Landlords Test Eviction Moratorium Eligibility

The Legal Aid Society's Ellen Davidson joined The Capitol Pressroom to speak about the current state of New York's eviction moratorium and a new landlord challenge to the law.
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City Fails Homeless Veterans in Latest Hotel to Shelter Transfer

Veterans in Queens were recently transferred to a facility that does not meet their needs, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Testimony Highlights Importance of Funding Civil Legal Services

The Legal Aid Society's work to secure wireless access for students in homeless shelters during COVID-19 illustrates why ongoing funding is so critical, according to the Queens Daily Eagle.
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LAS Advises Tenants on Next Steps Following Eviction Moratorium

The Legal Aid Society's Ellen Davidson appeared on Spectrum News to discuss what tenants can do now to stay in their homes.
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