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NYLAG Fights For Fair & Equal Access to Justice

Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social justice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. 

Combatting social, racial, and economic injustice

News & Resources

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Free NY COVID-19 Legal Resource Hotline

Impacted by COVID-19? NYLAG’s new hotline can help with your legal issues for free.

Latest Info and Resources on COVID-19

During this crisis, NYLAG is here for you. We compiled resources on policy changes, new court procedures, and practice area updates. We also provide ways to contact us for help.

Filling Out This Form Can Extend Your Eviction Protections

Any New Yorker behind on their rent, because of financial or medical hardship due to COVID-19, should submit a Hardship Declaration Form to avoid facing eviction or unnecessary court proceedings until at least May 1, 2021.

Our Impact


people impacted by our services last year


community sites across NYC where we offer services


housing & foreclosure cases resulted in thousands of people keeping their homes


immigration cases handled last year, from asylum claims to deportation defense

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More News & Resources

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Opinion: Why Black Immigrants are Ignored In United States’ Immigration Conversations

In honor of Black History Month, NYLAG’s Senior Staff Attorney Safiya N. Morgan explores the historical anti-black agenda in the U.S. immigration system.

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Your Rights as a Tenant During COVID-19— Protections Against Eviction

On February 16th, 2021, NYLAG held a live Q&A that discussed the process to submit a hardship application for tenants seeking additional protection against evictions as well as answered live questions from tenants. Here’s the pre-recorded video and the FAQs answered.

Philadelphia, PA, USA - June 14, 2019: The daughter of a immigrant holds an American flag while she joins her mother's naturalization ceremony on Flag Day at the historic Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Immigration During the Biden Administration—What Needs to Happen

On February 10th, 2021, NYLAG held a Facebook Live discussion on major immigration policies (e.g., ICE Enforcement, deportations) and our immigration policy agenda for the Biden Administration. Here’s the pre-recorded video.

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