New York

Stable, affordable housing is a top indicator of family success and upward mobility, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. But too often, it's hard to come by...
New guidance from New York's court system has toppled some of the final barriers to residential evictions during the coronavirus pandemic, although how quickly cases proceed will depend on factors...
If you're worried about getting evicted during the pandemic, you're not alone. Despite a patchwork of state and federal moratoria, many renters are still facing the threat of losing their home. For...
For many New Yorkers, even with Governor Cuomo’s executive order declaring an eviction moratorium, becoming homeless is still a very real possibility. COVID-19 is causing financial hardship and...
On Monday, Sept. 21, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore held her annual statewide public hearing evaluating civil legal services in New York City. This year, she focused on the civil justice crisis that has...
Nearly one in 10 Long Island homeowners have fallen behind on their mortgages, and housing advocates and attorneys are urging them to seek help before the situation gets worse. More than 60,000 Long...
Every Rochester resident facing eviction proceedings in a city court will now have access to free legal representation under a program that launched Tuesday. click to enlarge The Monroe County Hall...
The COVID-19 crisis and the ongoing civil unrest nationwide have exposed years of systemic, racially insensitive policies that have unduly harmed communities of color. During the pandemic, Legal...
With major media outlets like the New York Times reporting an upcoming “avalanche” of evictions to plague the country in the coming weeks and months, Legal Aid has been gearing up for the same here...
The Ithaca Tenants Union, which has made national headlines for its #cancelrent campaign, has partnered with the Cornell Law School and the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York (LASMNY) to create a...

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