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LAS Condemns NYCHA Over Widespread Heat, Hot Water Outages

Residents have already submitted 130,000 individual complaints for outages this season, reports Bklyner.
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FOIL Disclosure: NYCHA Residents File Almost 60K Roach/Bedbug Work Orders

The Legal Aid Society demands more funding to assist public housing residents in light of the shocking numbers from the first nine months of 2019.
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Evictions Down 20 Percent Due to Housing Reform, Right to Counsel

“These laws and programs are noticeably working and more New Yorkers are remaining in their homes,” The Legal Aid Society's Judith Goldiner tells the AM New York.
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Homeless Youth Put at Further Risk While Waiting for Promised Aid

In early 2017 the Mayor pledged access to housing vouchers but only 9% of the 655 young people who exited long-term youth shelters in June were able to secure their own apartments, according to THE CITY.
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New York Tenants Benefit from New Rent Regulation Laws as Citywide Evictions Plunge

According to a new Wall Street Journal report, housing reforms enacted by the state earlier this year may already be paying off for tens of thousands of renters.
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Housing Voucher Discrimination Plagues LAS Client Facing Eviction

Landlords stop returning Mr. Hines’ calls once they learn he has a Family Homelessness & Eviction Prevention Supplement that is offered through the city’s Department of Social Services, according to the Queens Daily Eagle.
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LAS Wins Stay for Client with Terminal Cancer in NYCHA Eviction Case

William Sanchez, a client of The Legal Aid Society and longtime resident of the Woodson Houses, is 64 years old and currently suffering from stage-four cancer, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS, Housing Advocates Launch 2020 Statewide Legislative Campaign

The platform calls on the Legislature and the Governor to pass and enact “Good Cause” eviction legislation and the Home Stability Support Act; bolster funding for public housing; and to act on other housing priorities, according to the Queens Daily Eagle
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NY Landlords Now Required to Provide Tenants Notice Before Terminating a Lease

The law, which went into effect over the weekend, was included in the package of housing reforms passed by the Legislature and enacted into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo this past June, as reported by Patch.
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LAS, Housing Advocates Urge Albany to Enact ‘Good Cause’ Legislation Immediately

Good Cause legislation would prohibit the eviction of residential tenants or the non-renewal of residential leases without legitimate and proper cause, reports AM New York.
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