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NYLAG Fights For Fair & Equal Access to Justice

Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social justice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. 

Combatting social, racial, and economic injustice

News & Resources

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Free NY COVID-19 Legal Resource Hotline

Impacted by COVID-19? NYLAG’s new hotline can help with your legal issues for free.

Latest Info and Resources on COVID-19

During this crisis, NYLAG is here for you. We compiled resources on policy changes, new court procedures, and practice area updates. We also provide ways to contact us for help.

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Ways Tax Planning Saves You Money

Tax Day is fast approaching. There is a lot you can do to legally reduce your tax liability and keep more of your hard-earned money.

Our Impact

89,160

people impacted by our services last year

150+

community sites across NYC where we offer services

4,000

housing & foreclosure cases resulted in thousands of people keeping their homes

18,400

immigration cases handled last year, from asylum claims to deportation defense

Your Support Helps

Help us provide free legal services to children and adults in need of a lawyer.

More News & Resources

Public housing buildings in the Bronx, NY.

Expand and Extend NY’s Eviction Moratorium. Thousands of Lives Are at Stake.

New York’s residential eviction moratorium, which protects thousands of individuals and families, will expire in just seven days. NYLAG calls on NY legislatures to extend the moratorium immediately.

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Testimony: Ease the Burden of Children in Shelters Traveling to School

NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman sheds light on the challenges families in shelters face when getting their children to school, and rallies behind Int. No. 150 in hopes of lessening the burden on the parents and the children.

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Testimony: Aging Vets Need Access to Legal Services During COVID Digital Divide

NYLAG’s Ryan Foley and Ruth Stein press for increased access to free legal services to address the digital divide older Veterans experience when seeking help with complex, intersecting legal issues affecting their health.

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