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New State Law Expands COVID-19 Protections for Homeowners

A new state law now provides options for recoupment of the suspended payments that are affordable for homeowners. 
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LAS Warns of Dire Consequences for Renters Who Aren’t Getting a Break

Shifting economic landscape predicts uncertainty for New Yorkers, reports Marketplace.org.
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LAS Calls Brooklyn Housing Court an Unacceptable Risk to Public Health

Electeds and advocates alike push for delay in reopening or relocation of the court, reports WNYC.org.
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LAS on How to Handle a Landlord Threatening Eviction

Your housing rights in a legal landscape rocked by COVID-19, reported in Buzzfeed.
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LAS Lauds Signing of the Safe Harbor Act Into Law

The legislation will extend much-needed rent relief to 100,000+ NYS tenants, reports Law360.
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Legal Aid, NYS Legislators and Advocates Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign the NYS Tenant Safe Harbor Act Into Law

The Legal Aid Society, NYS Senator Brad Hoylman, New York State Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz, and other advocates called on Gov. Cuomo to enact the NYS Tenant Safe Harbor Act, reports Spectrum News.
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LAS Discusses NYC Rent Relief on Capitol Pressroom

Legal Aid Attorney warns inadequate support for widespread housing insecurity may swamp NYC with evictions.
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LAS Condemns City’s New Guidelines on Reopening of Housing Court

New memorandum issued Thursday delays residential and commercial eviction proceedings in the state; hearings in new cases as well as the service of eviction warrants, reports Law360.
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LAS Urges Rent Guidelines Board to Roll Back Rents Ahead of Final Vote

"Our clients and all low-income tenants across the city are already at a breaking point, and we must provide meaningful relief in order to avoid a wave of evictions,” The Legal Aid Society's Adriene Holder​ told The New York Times.
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LAS Warns Against Rush to Reopen Housing Court

Confusion and scant guidance mar a re-opening process amidst the lingering specter of COVID-19, reports Law360.
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