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News Archive for "Homelessness"

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LAS Secures Working WiFi for Homeless Students at 200+ City Shelters

The settlement, secured with Milbank LLP, requires the City to install wireless internet so more than 11,000 school-aged children can participate in remote education, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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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 Joins Call to Support the Invest in Our New York Act

The legislation would raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers in order to ensure state funding for the important social services, reports Times Union.
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LAS: Homeless New Yorkers Face New Challenges Accessing Shelter

The Legal Aid Society's Gabriela Torres-Lorenzotti joined Univision to discuss the barriers that people experiencing homelessness face during the current pandemic.
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LAS Slams City’s Apathetic Effort to Bring WiFi to Shelters

Local shelter providers have independently found solutions to the lack of WiFi access while the de Blasio administration dithers, according to The New York Times.
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Watch: LAS Breaks Down Fight Over WiFi for Students in Shelters

Susan J. Horwitz appeared on Bronxnet's Open BXRx podcast to discuss The Legal Aid Society's suit against the City for its failure to provide students living in shelters with reliable internet access.
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Class Action Settlement Approved in LAS Landmark Homeless Youth Lawsuit

Under the settlement, the City will implement procedural changes regarding how agencies manage homeless youth, improving the system for all young people ages 16 to 20, as reported by the Norwood News.
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LAS Sues City for Failing to Provide Students at Shelters Reliable Internet Access

Filed together with Milbank LLP, the suit seeks reliable internet connections in homeless shelters so all students can attend school remotely by January 4, 2021, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Files Suit Requiring Newark to Accept Housing Vouchers From Homeless New Yorkers

The federal class action, filed with Lowenstein Sandler LLP, would allow individuals to move from a NYC homeless shelter to an apartment in Newark using one-time rent subsidies, according to POLITICO New York.
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LAS Wins Petition to Intervene on Behalf of Homeless New Yorkers

A federal judge granted a motion by The Legal Aid Society and Lowenstein Sandler LLP on behalf of individuals using rent subsidies funded by New York City’s Special One-Time Assistance program, reports POLITICO New York.
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