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LAS Applauds Lawmakers’ Deal for Essential Immigrant Workers

A $2.1 billion fund has been established for undocumented workers who were excluded from previous COVID-19 relief, as reported by BK Reader.
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LAS Applauds Bill to Administer Billions in New York Rent Relief

Lawmakers have reached an agreement to distribute more than $2 billion in federal rent assistance, according to Law360.
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Vaccine Fight for Incarcerated New Yorkers Makes LAS City & State Weekly Winner

The Legal Aid Society was named as one of City & State's Weekly Winners after a court victory that compels the state to offer incarcerated New Yorkers COVID-19 vaccines.
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LAS: Unhoused and Homeless New Yorkers Cannot Easily Access Relief Funds

Systemic barriers to those in need of stimulus checks include the requirement for official identification and a general lack of awareness, according to The New York Times.
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LAS Decries Tech Issues Impact on Tenants in Housing Court

Tenants who lack access to computers, cell phones, and reliable internet face a daunting challenge interacting with virtual proceedings, reports Reuters.
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NY Supreme Court: Incarcerated People Must Be Offered COVID-19 Vaccine

The decision, in a suit brought by The Legal Aid Society together with a coalition of advocates, ordered the Governor to make every incarcerated person in the state eligible immediately, according to The New York Times.
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LAS Calls for Extension of Eviction Moratorium

The Legal Aid Society joined a broad coalition of housing groups calling on lawmakers to extend New York State's eviction ban, reports POLITICO.
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LAS Slams Landlord’s Shocking Attempted Eviction of COVID-19 Patient

The landlord padlocked the apartment mere weeks after the tenant was hospitalized due to the coronavirus, as reported by Gothamist.
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LAS Calls Out Shifting Eviction Policies That Penalize Tenants

Tenants are continuing a lawsuit involving an inadequate waiver solution that leaves some New Yorkers holding the bag, according to Law360.
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Attorneys Face Uncertainties and Challenges as Courts Resume In-Person Trials

Safety and client's rights hang in the balance as New York City courts return to normal functions despite the ongoing health threat, as reported by the New York Law Journal.
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