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Watch: LAS Breaks Down Fight Over WiFi for Students in Shelters

Susan J. Horwitz appeared on Bronxnet's Open BXRx podcast to discuss The Legal Aid Society's suit against the City for its failure to provide students living in shelters with reliable internet access.
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Class Action Settlement Approved in LAS Landmark Homeless Youth Lawsuit

Under the settlement, the City will implement procedural changes regarding how agencies manage homeless youth, improving the system for all young people ages 16 to 20, as reported by the Norwood News.
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LAS Sues City for Failing to Provide Students at Shelters Reliable Internet Access

Filed together with Milbank LLP, the suit seeks reliable internet connections in homeless shelters so all students can attend school remotely by January 4, 2021, according to the New York Daily News.
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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 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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City Hall: Most Homeless New Yorkers Must Wait Until Summer for Working WiFi

The Legal Aid Society condemned the Mayor for refusing to immediately install broadband-based internet for children who have been struggling to access remote learning, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS Demands Details on City’s WiFi Plan for NYC Homeless Shelters

The Mayor has not released specifics or a timeline for providing reliable internet access for remote learning in homeless shelters, according to Gothamist.
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LAS Sues City to Protect Homeless Single Adult New Yorkers

The lawsuit demands single-occupancy hotel rooms to temporarily provide safe shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic, as reported by THE CITY.
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LAS Decries City’s Response to Systemic Internet Issues at Homeless Shelters

Despite ongoing connectivity issues for students participating in remote learning, the City remains resistant to providing broadband-based WiFi in shelters, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Threatens Suit Over Lack of Internet for Homeless Students

The de Blasio administration has failed to provide internet access to children in shelters, effectively blocking their ability to participate in remote learning during COVID-19, according to POLITICO.
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