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FY2023

Lack of Funding Continues to Jeopardize Right to Counsel Providers’ Ability to Represent Low-Income Tenants in NYC Housing Court  

NYLAG, Legal Aid Society, Legal Services NYC, and others call for $351 million in increased funding in the City’s FY24 budget to save New York’s ...
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FY2023

Testimony: Five Years On, Right to Counsel Program Faces Implementation and Funding Challenges

The Right to Counsel program has an immeasurable impact on families facing eviction, but significant challenges with its implementation have made it difficult for legal ...
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Government Benefits

Part 2: NYLAG Attorney Interviewed on Shelter Advocacy and What She’s Learned from Her Clients

NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman returned to City Relief’s Nobody Chooses Homelessness podcast to speak about the barriers that people experiencing homelessness face to accessing shelter and ...
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Government Benefits

NYLAG Attorney Interviewed on Barriers to Safe Shelter for People Experiencing Homelessness

NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman spoke with City Relief’s Nobody Chooses Homelessness podcast about her advocacy for people experiencing homelessness and the barriers New Yorkers face in ...
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Housing Insecurity

NYCHA’s Section 8 logjam continues on for too many

An error in NYCHA’s case management system that wrongfully terminated tenants’ Section 8 vouchers continues to leave tens of thousands in jeopardy. In this follow ...
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Housing Insecurity

Voucher Holders Navigate Through Red Tape

A failure in NYCHA's case management system caused thousands of tenants with Section 8 vouchers to be mislabeled as delinquent on their annual recertifications. NYLAG ...
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Housing Insecurity

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. "When a rent-stabilized apartment ...
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Housing Insecurity

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 from ...
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Consumer Protection Unit

Bill to Stop Foreclosures Heads to Hochul, Under Heavy Pushback from Banks

NYLAG's Julie Howe spoke to New York Focus about how clients have been impacted by a New York Court of Appeals decision that reopened hundreds ...
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Community Education

Testimony: Ease the Burden of Children in Shelters Traveling to School

NYLAG's Deborah Berkman sheds light on the challenges families in shelters face when getting their children to school, and rallies behind Int. No. 150 in ...
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