NY1 Noticias spotlights the services offered by the NYLAG Mobile Legal Help Center van. Article text in Spanish.
NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman spoke with City Limits about a new bill that would require New York City to provide mental health services on-site at all homeless shelters that serve families with children.
NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman testified to the NYC Council Committee on General Welfare advocating for an advisory board on accessibility within shelters, needed improvements to NYC’s shelter intake centers and systems, and better accommodations for residents with disabilities.
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 up article on the issue, NYLAG attorney Anna Luft offered further commentary on the struggle that tenants face in accessing key information from NYCHA’s customer centers.
New York City’s social services commissioner is being investigated over his handling of cases where homeless families had to stay overnight at a Bronx intake office while applying for shelter in July 2022. In a testimony to the City Council cited in this piece, a lawyer for NYLAG shared the experiences of two of her clients who stayed overnight at the office.
NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman testifies to the Committee on General Welfare on longstanding
shelter intake issues and the recent increase in asylum seekers in New York City.