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Halt Debt Collection During the Covid-19 Crisis

NCLEJ joined New Economy Project and partners to submit a petition to Gov. Cuomo calling for an immediate moratorium on debt collection during the Covid-19 crisis, as a matter of public health and safety. Read more and sign…

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In Memoriam: NCLEJ Board Member Steven Edwards

NCLEJ is deeply saddened that our dedicated board member, Steven Edwards, passed away on April 8, 2020, due to complications resulting from the Coronavirus. Steve was a wonderful person, an excellent litigator, and a committed social justice advocate….

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NCLEJ and Partners Create Quick Reference Guide for New York State Workers Impacted by COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, more and more people are out of work or unable to work, and the patchwork of government programs available to provide some relief can be confusing and difficult to navigate.  NCLEJ, Make the…

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NCLEJ’s Statement in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

NCLEJ stands in solidarity with and in support of those that have been most affected by the COVID-19 crisis as it continues to ravage the nation and the globe. In a time when public officials have instructed most…

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NCLEJ Submits Public Comment Opposing HUD’S Proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” Rule

On January 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) published a proposed rule that would change the way the agency upholds its obligation to affirmatively further fair housing for all who need it. The…

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NCLEJ Settles Lawsuit Against Florida State Medicaid Agencies for Unlawfully Terminating Healthcare Benefits for Eligible Individuals

On February 25, NCLEJ and its partners secured a settlement agreement with Florida’s state Medicaid agencies to ensure that eligible individuals, including many with disabilities, can keep accessing health care services without interruption. On August 8, 2019 NCLEJ…

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Cayuga County DSS ADA Training

NCLEJ has collaborated with legal services advocates to work with local district departments of social services throughout New York State, to develop an Americans with Disabilities Act compliance policy that will enhance protections for agency clients with disabilities,…

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NCLEJ Settles Lawsuit Against the Vermont DMV for Collaborating with ICE

NCLEJ has reached a settlement agreement on behalf of its client Migrant Justice in a federal lawsuit against the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. The case stems from the DMV’s practice of information-sharing and collaboration with federal immigration…

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