Legal Aid Sues Adams Over Housing Vouchers

Legal Aid Sues Adams Over Housing Vouchers

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Four New Yorkers who would be eligible for city housing vouchers under new rules are asking Mayor Eric Adams to force his administration to implement four laws approved last year. The proposed class action lawsuitfiled by the Legal Aid Society on behalf of the tenants, seeks to force the Adams administration to immediately abide by laws that expand eligibility for the City Fighting Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement. “Households eligible for the housing stability made possible by a CityFHEPS voucher are being evicted from affordable homes and/or remain homeless in shelter as the City's homelessness crisis continues to worsen,” the lawsuit claims. The City Council approved the measures in May over the objections of the mayor. The following month, the mayor vetoed the bill, a decision the Council successfully overrode.…
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NYC Council urges Mayor Adams to increase funding for legal aid providers

NYC Council urges Mayor Adams to increase funding for legal aid providers

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A majority of the City Council has signed a letter calling on Mayor Eric Adams to add at least $195 million for legal service providers to next year's budget, warning that the city-supported lawyers face a “funding crisis.”The letter, carrying signatures from 26 of the Council's 51 members, said local right-to-counsel providers and public defenders need salary increases to ensure free legal services are available to millions of New Yorkers who rely on them.The letter arrived as the left-leaning Council and the moderate major haggled over the municipal budget for the council-revenue-projections-more-mayor-adams-estimates-20230522-xn44h47x75bi5cl5u5oxaguqmq-story.html" data-ylk="slk:2024 fiscal year;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">2024 fiscal year. The deadline for the city to adopt the budget falls at the end of the month.Support for legal service providers is a top priority for Council negotiators, said Councilman Shaun Abreu,…
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