NYLAG submitted comments to the Department of Homeless services about a proposed rule that would mandate that working shelter residents funnel 30% of their income into a DHS controlled savings account that will only be given back after that person has secured permanent housing or otherwise been out of the shelter system for 30 days.
As advocates working directly with impacted communities, we seek to share our experience and provide relevant feedback regarding the proposed rule. The income savings plan set forth in the proposed rules will not decrease New York’s homeless population and will, in fact, increase New York City’s street homeless population.
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.