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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
The “chaos and confusion” in New York's immigration systems come “at the expense of people’s rights and people’s ability to seek legal protection in the United States,” said NYLAG’s Jodi Ziesemer in The New York Times.
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.
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.
people impacted by our services last year
community sites across NYC where we offer services
housing & foreclosure cases resulted in thousands of people keeping their homes
immigration cases handled last year, from asylum claims to deportation defense
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More News & Resources
Amidst a recent influx, migrants and asylum-seekers are suffering because New York’s legal and shelter systems are unprepared to serve them. Read NYLAG's testimony on the issue.
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.
On August 24, 2022, the Biden administration announced a plan for broad student loan cancellation. You may be wondering if you qualify and how the plan will be implemented. Based on what we know so far, here are some answers.