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LAS Demands “Good Cause” Protections as Evictions More Than Double in 2023

“Good Cause” would require landlords to demonstrate a justification for evicting tenants and protect against extortionate rent increases.
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Report: City Covered Up Right to Shelter Violations

The NYC Department of Investigation revealed that the City manipulated shelter eligibility data for families with children.
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New Yorkers Rally Against Eviction of Asylum Seekers

Legal Aid joined elected officials and a range of homelessness and immigration advocates a day before the City is expected to begin evicting families with children from shelter.
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Advocates Rally in Support of Right to Shelter

A broad coalition gathered today, in both New York City and Albany, in opposition to efforts from Albany and City Hall to dismantle the critical protections.
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LAS: Housing Families with Children at Floyd Bennett Field is Unacceptable

A tour of the facility revealed that it falls woefully short of providing the accommodations that this vulnerable population needs and deserves.
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LAS: City Must Not House New Arrivals in Tents

Passing out tents as winter approaches is a mockery of the City’s legal and moral obligation to provide safe shelter to people without homes.
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LAS Condemns City’s Plan to House Families with Children in Cubicles

Private rooms, not open cubicles, are needed to ensure the safety of families with children and to reduce the transmission of infectious disease.
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LAS Decries City’s Plan to Limit Shelter Stays for Families with Children

The Adams Administration's callous plan to cap shelter stays at 60 days will disrupt the one stable place in the lives of homeless students.
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LAS Decries Mayor’s Shameful Attempt to End Right to Shelter

The abhorrent and unnecessary maneuver is a betrayal of the City’s commitment towards ensuring that no one is relegated to living - or dying - on the streets.
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LAS Hails Biden Action to Grant Work Permits for Venezuelan Immigrants

The President’s decision to grant Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans will benefit both asylum seekers and the United States.
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