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LAS: Permanent Housing Critical to Accommodating Migrant Influx

The Legal Aid Society is calling on the city to move New Yorkers out of the overburdened shelter system and into apartments they can afford.
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LAS: City Violates Law, Fails to Provide Beds for at Least 60 Homeless New Yorkers

Violations of right to shelter laws at an intake facility for single adult men in Manhattan are the latest example of the City's inability to handle the growing homelessness crisis.
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LAS Demands Transparency on Alleged Violations at City Shelters

New reporting suggests that problems with shelter intake could be far more widespread than the City was initially forced to acknowledge.
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LAS Calls for Increased Capacity, Support as Demand for Shelters Surges

Advocates are calling on the City to make real investments to address the City's homelessness crisis, including a commitment to affordable housing.
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LAS: City Fails to Place Homeless Families With Minor Children

The City must meet its legal and moral obligation to ensure that every family who comes through PATH intake, including asylum seekers, are provided with an appropriate shelter placement.
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LAS Decries Mayor’s Claim Asylum Seekers Are Adding to Homelessness Crisis

Legal Aid is calling on the Mayor to focus on real solutions like long-term affordable housing and end his punitive policy of militarized encampment sweeps.
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City Reverses Course on Dangerous Plan for Homeless New Yorkers

Following outrage by The Legal Aid Society, the City said it would delay and reconsider the implementation of burdensome criteria for obtaining protective shelter placements in less dense settings.
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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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Victory: LAS Secures WiFi for Thousands of Students in Homeless Shelters

WiFi capacity in shelters helps bridge the digital divide faced facing some of New York City's most vulnerable residents.
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LAS Decries Continued Sweeps of Homeless Encampments

Advocates are condemning the Adams Administration for the use of tactics that are both inhumane and ineffective in providing relief to homeless New Yorkers.
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