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LAS Offers Guidance to NYC Renters During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Legal Aid Society's Ellen Davidson spoke with Curbed about the most pressing questions tenants have about the developing situation.
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Op-Ed: Make the Coronavirus Eviction Moratorium Real

Jason Wu, a housing attorney in The Legal Aid Society's civil practice informs tenants about their rights under New York City's emergency eviction moratorium in today's New York Daily News.
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Advocacy Groups Call for Rent Freeze for New Yorkers

Elected officials and tenants' rights advocates are demanding a freeze for residents hit hard by the destabilizing effects of the Coronavirus outbreak, which has crippled the economic life of America's largest city, according to Curbed NY.
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City Orders Marshals to Suspend Evictions Indefinitely Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Earlier this week, the New York State Office of Court Administration suspended all eviction proceedings statewide but this moratorium did not include cases that were recently disposed of and transmitted to a marshal to execute, according to the Queens Daily Eagle.
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Op-Ed: New York Must Halt Evictions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Jason Wu, a Housing Attorney at The Legal Aid Society, makes the case for an immediate eviction moratorium in today’s Gotham Gazette.
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LAS Calls to Expand Right to Counsel, Increase Tenant Protections

Adriene Holder, Attorney-in-Charge of our Civil Practice, testified that there are households who are struggling but do not qualify for representation under the existing Right to Counsel law.
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LAS, Elected Officials and Tenants Call on City to Save Crumbling Bronx Building

The current landlords owe $12.6 million to the city and property taxes have not been paid in more than three decades, according to THE CITY.
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Executed Evictions in NYC Still Falling as a Result of Housing Reforms, Right to Counsel

The Legal Aid Society hailed the success of the newly enacted rent laws and New York City’s Right to Counsel program in housing court, according to the Queens Daily Eagle.
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Watch: Lawmakers Say “Good Cause” Bill Could Curb Evictions in New York

Currently, New Yorkers who live in unregulated or “market-rate” apartments without a lease can be evicted at any time, simply at their landlord’s whim, according to PIX 11.
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NYC Renters Will No Longer Have to Pay Broker’s Fees

Under the new ruling, the fees brokers have typically passed on to renters must now be paid by landlords instead, reports Curbed NY.
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