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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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Advocates: NYS Homeless Shelters Must Have Reliable Internet Access

Recent litigation by The Legal Aid Society ensured over 240 shelters in New York City would be wired, proposed legislation would provide access across the State, reports the Bronx Times.
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LAS: Shelter Rule Changes for Families Should Be Permanent

The Department of Social Services streamlined their cumbersome intake process when COVID-19 hit and advocates want to make sure those changes stay in place, reports City Limits.
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Homeless Veterans to Receive Proper Accommodations From City

The men will be transferred to a facility that can provide individual rooms to protect them from the spread of COVID-19, according to the New York Daily News.
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City Fails Homeless Veterans in Latest Hotel to Shelter Transfer

Veterans in Queens were recently transferred to a facility that does not meet their needs, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Backs Bill to Provide Rental Assistance for Homeless Youth

The proposed City Council legislation would require the Department of Social Services to count time spent in youth shelters when determining eligibility for rental assistance, reports THE CITY.
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LAS: Lack of Shelter Must Not Dictate Bail

Being unhoused should not influence the court’s decision to set bail, especially as a humanitarian crisis plagues the City's Jails, according to City Limits.
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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 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 Wins Emergency Motion to Protect Disabled Homeless New Yorkers

The order will ensure the City follows proper protocols are before disabled individuals are moved from hotel rooms to congregate shelters, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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