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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 injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. 

Combatting social, racial, and economic injustice

News & Resources

On the Front Lines for Justice: NYLAG in 2022

"I have a message for my NYLAG attorneys: You gave me hope when I didn’t have it. You gave me the opportunity to have a new life. Thank you." Read NYLAG's 2022 Annual Report.

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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: One Easy Fix Could Help Thousands of Recent Venezuelan Immigrants

In this opinion piece for City Limits, NYLAG's Melissa Chua advocates for the need to re-designate Temporary Protected Status for newly-arrived Venezuelan immigrants.

Our Impact


people impacted by our services last year


community sites across NYC where we offer services


tenants & homeowners represented, resulting in thousands of people keeping their homes


immigrants served, including for asylum claims and deportation defense

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More News & Resources

Jump Start Your Finances with Goals

Mario Gutierrez of NYLAG's Financial Empowerment and Advocacy Unit shares tips on how to use goal setting to improve financial wellness.

What NYC Renters Need To Know About Getting Landlords To Turn the Heat Back On

NYLAG attorney Jared Riser spoke with Gothamist about what tenants can do if their landlords don’t to comply with heat requirements during cold months.

Managed Long-Term Care Data Transparency Project

This project makes public, for the first time, important data showing how New York State's Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care plans spend billions of dollars to provide long-term care services to New Yorkers with disabilities.

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