It was not immediately clear how the Adams Administration will proceed in challenging New York City’s unique right to shelter. A formal request is due in state court next week.
An experienced, full-time tenant lawyer can effectively take on 48 eviction cases per year, according to a highly-anticipated report released Aug. 31 by a state court working group.
The public will likely learn in October if challenges to rent stabilization—from landlords and trade groups including the Community Housing Improvement Program and Rent Stabilization Association—will proceed before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Opinión: El gobierno de Adams debería invertir más en servicios jurídicos para los solicitantes de asilo
“Buscar asilo se ha vuelto casi tan difícil como llegar aquí en primer lugar”.
“Seeking asylum has become nearly as difficult as getting here in the first place.”
“An independent, informed press is an essential check against the police, and it is critical that police radios remain open for journalists to monitor police actions and breaking news events.”
Nonprofit legal service providers often file group lawsuits that assist tenants fighting landlord harassment across an entire building. But a new solicitation appears to impose limits on this preferred strategy for winning repairs and rent reductions.
Clean mattresses, sheets and pillows. Towels, soap and toilet paper. These are among the shelter requirements New York State has agreed to waive in instances where no alternative is available—specifically for adult migrants in NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelters—according to a letter obtained by City Limits.
“The federal monitor overseeing the NYPD stop and frisk reforms has repeatedly warned that officers are under-reporting stops, leading to a likely massive undercount. In my case, this meant that I was not able to identify the officers who stopped me, since they never filled out the required stop report.”
Greg Mingo and Anthony Sims |
“Collectively, we spent 69 years in prison for crimes we did not commit. We are now outside of prison because we were granted clemency and parole, respectively, but having yet to be exonerated, in many ways we are still not free.”
“We still see some of the same voting suppression tactics due to the systemic racism embedded in our voting system. Black women and communities of color continue to fight for the right to vote, work that is especially important as different states throughout the country are actively advancing regressive legislation that will end that right for many.”