Taking a Stand Against Homelessness at Queens Housing Court
NYLAG is proud to announce the expansion of its Housing Project and the launch of a new Homelessness Prevention Law Project in Queens. Funded by the New York City Department of Homeless Services, this new project represents clients in Housing Court to prevent evictions and avert homelessness. The project significantly expands the number of housing clients NYLAG will be able to serve. Adding to the large number of clients already served, the Housing Project can now make an even larger dent in reducing the number of people forced out of their homes in the New York area.
“In these difficult economic times, stable, affordable housing is harder to find than ever,” says Kamilla SjÃ¶din, the Housing Project Supervising Attorney. “That’s why we need to help clients hold on to the housing they have.”
The Queens County Civil Court has welcomed this initiative and is generously providing space in the Courthouse for NYLAG staff to establish an on-site intake location. “We’re grateful to have additional services for the people of Queens who are facing hard times in the economic downturn,” says Justice Fern Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts.