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To Support Survivors, We Must Understand Trauma
From years of supporting survivors of trauma, we’ve learned how to integrate trauma-informed practices into legal services. Learn more about trauma and why understanding it matters for legal advocates.
Opinion: Large, Dangerous Congregate Shelters Drive People Away
"Instead of starting with the assumption that unhoused New Yorkers should just accept whatever they can get, we need to truly understand the reasons why they are struggling to begin with."
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NYLAG Obtains Records From NYC’s Department of Homeless Services Showing Agency Projects Lack of Shelter Capacity
Data obtained by NYLAG through a Freedom of Information Law request shows that, for over six months, DHS has projected that its shelters will not have enough available beds for all of the New Yorkers who need them.
NYLAG Files Class Action Lawsuit Against City for Delays in SNAP and Cash Assistance Applications
NYLAG, Legal Aid Society, and Dechert LLP filed a class action lawsuit against NYC for failing to process applications and recertifications for SNAP and cash assistance.
Take Control of Your Credit with These Four Simple Steps
Building a credit history and maintaining a healthy credit score is beneficial for many reasons. NYLAG Financial Counselor Ivan Gonzalez shares four easy ways you can start taking control of your credit.