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Watch: LAS Client with Alzheimer’s Facing Eviction From NYCHA Apartment

Doret Preston's mother died suddenly before she could add her daughter's name to the lease. Now, The Legal Aid Society is fighting on her behalf to ensure she can remain in her home, reports PIX 11.
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NYS Appeals Court Reverses City’s Motion to Dismiss NYCHA Rent Abatement Case

The Appellate justices held that a class action is the most efficient method to adjudicate the claims of individual class members who may lack the resources to bring individual actions, according to the New York Law Journal.
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LAS Analysis Debunks Landlords’ Claims Violations Would Skyrocket After Housing Reform

Following the implementation of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act, housing maintenance code violations actually decreased compared to the same period in 2018, reports Gothamist.
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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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