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What NYC renters need to know about getting landlords to turn the heat back on

New York City designates the eight months between October 1 and May 31 as a time when heat legally must be provided to renters. NYLAG attorney Jared Riser spoke with Gothamist about what tenants can do if their landlords don’t to comply.

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 Testimony: Recently-Arrived Migrants and Asylum-Seekers Need Stronger Resources and Services

Amidst a recent influx, migrants and asylum-seekers are suffering because New York’s legal and shelter system are unprepared to serve them. NYLAG’s Jodi Ziesemer testified to the NYC Council Committee on Immigration, advocating for improved resources and services for newly arrived asylum-seekers.

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 NYLAG free legal services, with a mobile unit that reaches all five boroughs (Spanish) 

NY1 Noticias spotlights the services offered by the NYLAG Mobile Legal Help Center van. Article text in Spanish.

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How to Solve the College Savings Challenge: 4 Ways to Start

Paying for a child’s future college tuition can be a big source of stress for caregivers. Here are four ways you can start preparing.

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Help Close the Race and Gender Wage Gap: 11 Actions You Can Take

A Black woman would have to work 263 extra days to earn what a white, non-Hispanic man earned in 2021. Here are 11 actions you can take to help close the gender and race wage gap.

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Newly Arrived Migrants Battle Dysfunction and a Dearth of Lawyers in New York’s Immigration Courts

Recently-arrived migrants seeking to apply for asylum are being met with an overwhelmed legal system. “This is a large need that is unfunded completely,” said NYLAG’s Jodi Ziesemer, who spoke with Documented about the issue.

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