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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

New York City Rent Increase: What You Need to Know

NYLAG’s Sophie Cohen contributed to this New York Times article on the impacts of recent rent increases in New York City.

Pride Month Is All Year in the Fight for Justice

The LGBTQ+ community has had to fight for generations for the rights they have now. To respond to ongoing discrimination and a scary string of setbacks across the country that threaten their very identities, safety, and health, we are all needed.

Ukrainian Immigrants Are Seeking Safety: Our Response

NYLAG’s Immigrant Protection Unit is providing urgent legal services to Ukrainian immigrants as a humanitarian crisis unfolds.

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

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While NYCHA Stalled on Fixing Rent Aid Glitch, Tenants Suffered, Say Lawyers

NYLAG’s Anna Luft and Danielle Tarantolo spoke to THE CITY about NYLAG’s advocacy on behalf of tenants who feared eviction after receiving erroneous letters threatening to cut off their rent subsidies.

What You Need to Know to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

Financial abuse and fraud cost older victims up to $36.5 billion annually, and can cause financial and emotional devastation. Learn the signs of elder financial abuse and the steps you can take to prevent and report it.

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If Your School Misled or Lied to You, You Can Apply to Have Your Federal Student Loans Forgiven

Learn more and access the guide we created to assist you in applying.

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