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NY Times: Migrants Protest Move From Midtown Hotel to Barracks-Style Shelter

NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman, supervising attorney in our Shelter Advocacy Initiative, spoke to the New York Times about the immense barriers recent asylum-seekers face in finding housing in New York City.

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NYLAG, Legal Aid, Dechert LLP, File Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against City for Failing to Process SNAP and Cash Assistance Applications and Recertifications, Forcing Thousands of Families to Face Food Instability

New York Legal Assistance Group, The Legal Aid Society, and Dechert LLP, filed a class action lawsuit against the New York City Department of Social Services and Human Resources Administration for failing to process applications and recertification for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and cash assistance within the 30-day timeframe required by federal and state law.

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Gothamist: New Yorkers Sue City Over Delays to Food Stamps

NYLAG’s Abby Biberman was quoted in Gothamist about NYLAG’s class action lawsuit, along with the Legal Aid Society, on behalf of New Yorkers who were left without essential food and cash assistance because their applications weren’t processed in the 30 days required by federal law.

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Earned Income Tax Credit: What You Need To Know

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the largest federal tax credit for working Americans. NYLAG Supervising Financial Counselor Damara Parra shares some of the most important things you need to know to take advantage it.

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Gothamist: NYC Receives $38 Million Funding Boost for Lawyers Litigating Special Education Lawsuits

NYLAG’s Danielle Tarantolo spoke to Gothamist about the New York City Department of Education’s efforts to get additional funding for staff to handle cases brought by families of students with disabilities. NYLAG’s class action lawsuit against the City over delays in adjudicating such cases has brought attention to DOE’s inadequate resources.

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New York State Department of Labor receives $9.1M grant to make accessing unemployment services easier

NYLAG’s Ciara Farrell spoke with Newsday about new federal grant funding to improve the state’s unemployment insurance system and reduce barriers for underserved residents.

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