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NYC Special-Ed ‘Crisis’ Draws Attention of State Education Officials

NYLAG’s Elizabeth Curran speaks with Politico on the special education system crisis and how it’s devastating millions of families.

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Nervous about the 2020 Census? Read about the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

It’s time to take the 2020 Census. Our blog post answers frequently asked questions.

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NYLAG Testifies about the State of Housing and Homelessness in NYC

In response to the housing affordability crisis, NYLAG’s Senior Supervising attorney Abby Biberman addresses evictions, access to homeless shelters, and the public assistance eligibility rules.

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NYLAG Testifies about Shelter Access for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

NYLAG Senior Staff attorney Deborah Berkman examine issues surrounding shelter access: the allowance of pets, the need for case management services, and the complex processes related to accessing shelter.

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New York Should Eliminate Asset Limits for Public Assistance Recipients

Op-ed in City & State NY from NYLAG’s Mario Gutierrez meditates on why placing a savings limit for recipients of public assistance only adds to their financial burdens.

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Two Deaths, Two Daughters and a Healthcare System that Failed

Two senior citizens with Dementia were found dead after wandering from home. Authorities now look to the for-profit health insurance company that managed their long term care. NYLAG attorney Valerie Bogart offers an explanation on how these tragedies could have occurred.

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