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LAS in the News 11.13.20

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS Files Suit Requiring Newark to Accept Housing Vouchers From Homeless New Yorkers

The federal class action, filed with Lowenstein Sandler LLP, would allow individuals to move from a NYC homeless shelter to an apartment in Newark using one-time rent subsidies, according to POLITICO New York.
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LAS Slams New York’s Rent Relief Misfire

A new report released by the Department of Housing and Community Renewal shows that less than $40 million of that $100 million slated for statewide emergency rent relief was disbursed, according to THE CITY.
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LAS Secures Innocence for Client Wrongfully Convicted of a 1992 Murder

Charges against Emmanuelle Cooper, a client who spent 27 years in prison, have been dropped due to a clear lack of evidence, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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Local Jails Increase Density Levels as NYC Braces for Second Wave of COVID-19

A FOIL request revealed​ the DOC has been operating units at a population density that makes physical distancing virtually impossible​, endangering incarcerated New Yorkers and staff alike, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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LAS Backs Drive to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Reformers are calling for revenue from the marijuana industry to benefit communities impacted by drug laws, according to NY1 News.
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LAS Wins Petition to Intervene on Behalf of Homeless New Yorkers

A federal judge granted a motion by The Legal Aid Society and Lowenstein Sandler LLP on behalf of individuals using rent subsidies funded by New York City’s Special One-Time Assistance program, reports POLITICO New York.
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LAS Statement on the Election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the White House

"We hope that the next administration will take immediate action to tackle the multitude of unprecedented challenges that we currently face."
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LAS in the News 11.06.20

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS Calls for Increased Outreach to Tenants Facing Eviction Defaults

Gov. Cuomo ordered a 60 day window to protect struggling New Yorkers but more direct communication is required amid policy confusion, reports Law360.​
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