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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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Lucy Newman to Lead Dedicated Public Housing Unit at LAS

The newly created unit will focus on advancing Legal Aid's public housing work through litigation and advocacy.
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LAS Warns NYCHA’s Demolition Plan Will Lead to Permanent Displacement

The Legal Aid Society is demanding guarantees that no residents will be permanently displaced ahead of a proposed rebuild in Chelsea.
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Utility Outages Continue to Plague NYCHA Residents

A rise in heat and hot water outages underscores the need for significant funding to address longstanding public housing capital needs.
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LAS Lauds Governor for Signing Public Housing Preservation Trust Into Law

The new legislation provides NYCHA with additional funding opportunities to address a massive backlog of capital repairs and other operational needs.
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LAS: Albany Must Create a NYC Public Housing Preservation Trust

The proposed legislation would provide NYCHA with additional funding opportunities to address a massive backlog of capital repairs and other operational needs.
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NYCHA Utility Outages Underscore Need for Increased Funding

In response to data that shows utility outages are still plaguing public housing residents, The Legal Aid Society is calling on lawmakers to prioritize funding, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS Applauds Chelsea Tenant Power in Plan to Save Homes

Chelsea NYCHA complexes threatened with demolition find solution through community involvement, reports THE CITY.
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LAS Calls on Feds to Adequately Fund NYCHA Capital Projects

During the 2019 - 2020 heat season, 819 heat outages plagued NYCHA residents - which is an improvement from the previous year but still in violation of local and state laws, as reported by NY1 News.
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Watch: LAS Slams NYCHA Deception Over Tenant Repairs

Tenants languish as complaints were ignored while the agency repeatedly closed incomplete repair tickets, reports Pix 11 News.
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