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Testimony: NYLAG Supports Legislation Expanding Access to Rental Subsides

The Shelter Advocacy Initiative at NYLAG provides legal services and advocacy for low-income individuals and families to ensure that every New Yorker has a safe place to sleep. Deborah Berkman, the supervising attorney of the Shelter Advocacy Initiative and the Public Assistance and SNAP practice at NYLAG, testified before the Committee on General Welfare on legislation expanding access to rental subsidies.  

NYLAG enthusiastically supports Int.878-A, prohibiting DSS from requiring an applicant for a rental assistance subsidy to have resided or to currently reside in a shelter. The city should not maintain a system where more people need to enter the shelter system in order to obtain private housing.” 

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