News Archive for "Coronavirus"

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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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Listen: Pandemic Benefits Are Ending. How Will The Job Market Change?

The Legal Aid Society’s Richard Blum joined The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss expiring federal unemployment benefits and what that means for New Yorkers.
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LAS Praises State’s New Eviction Moratorium

By returning to work and passing this legislation, New York lawmakers have avoided the disaster of widespread eviction during a surge of COVID-19.
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Wells Fargo Supports Essential Rent Relief Work with New Grant

The Legal Aid Society continues its critical work helping clients navigate New York State's Emergency Rental Assistance Program thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo.
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LAS: NYS Legislature Must Reconvene to Enact a Viable Eviction Moratorium

The Legal Aid Society is calling on state lawmakers to reconvene immediately to pass an eviction moratorium that will comply with a recent Supreme Court ruling, reports the Queens Daily Eagle.
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Listen: New York’s Eviction Moratorium Defanged by Supreme Court

The Legal Aid Society's Ellen Davidson appeared on The Capitol Pressroom to discuss what a recent Supreme Court ruling means for New York tenants, and what the state must do to help.
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NYC Defenders Demand Courthouse Safety As Delta Variant Surges

The Legal Aid Society, in conjunction with the City’s defender organizations, is calling for the immediate implementation of safety protocols to protect both clients and staff, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS Decries Lack of Proper Ventilation in Homeless Shelters

The timing is especially dangerous as New York is experiencing a surge in the highly transmittable Delta variant of COVID-19, according to Curbed.
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LAS Calls on NY Lawmakers to Reconvene After Supreme Court Eviction Ruling

The high court struck down a critical protection in the state's eviction moratorium, but Albany can amend to law to make sure tenants stay in their homes, according to POLITICO.
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