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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.