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LAS Sues One of NYC’s Worst Landlords Over Stolen Security Deposits

Nearly 40 tenants across five buildings in East Harlem announced a lawsuit against their landlord, Isaac Kaissirer and his firm Emerald Equities.
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LAS Defeats Final Challenges to Rent Stabilization, Reforms

In a victory for New York tenants, a judge rejected two outstanding appeals brought by unscrupulous landlords.
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LAS Sues Over Hundreds of Violations, Absentee Ownership in Bronx Building

Tenants in the suit are asking the City to intervene and remove the current owners, who have refused repairs for decades.
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Supreme Court Declines Landlord Challenge in Major Victory for Tenants

The Legal Aid Society is hailing a decision by the Supreme Court that will leave New York's rent stabilization and tenant protections intact.
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LAS Sues to Enforce Housing Voucher Reform, Expansion

The Adams Administration has refused to implement new laws designed to make the CityFHEPS program accessible to more New Yorkers.
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LAS Sues on Behalf of Tenants in Collapsed Bronx Building

Tenants are suffering from landlord harassment on top of dangerous conditions, including gas outages, exposure to construction dust, and vermin infestations.
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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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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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LAS Lauds Voting Results As Nostrand Houses Residents Join Preservation Trust

The historic vote to join the Trust will allow for additional funding opportunities to address a backlog of repairs and other needs at the public housing development.
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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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