ICE and Local Officials Pay $1.725M after “Discharging and Dumping” Immigrants With Mental Health Diagnoses

November 20, 2019

New York, NY, November 2019—After two major wins on behalf of clients with mental illness who were “discharged and dumped” from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention onto New York’s streets without plans for their ongoing mental health ne …



NY Times ‘Ask Real Estate’ Column Quotes NYLPI Fair Housing Expert

November 18, 2019

The New York Times consulted and quoted Senior Staff Attorney Maureen Belluscio in an Ask Real Estate column, Does a Co-op Have to Add a Ramp for One Disabled Resident? Does a Co-op Have to Add a Ramp for One Disabled Resident? Much of New York’s housi …



NY Post: NYLPI Organizer Urges Mayor to Make ThriveNYC Conference More Inclusive

November 15, 2019

The New York Post quoted NYLPI Health Justice Organizer Mia Soto in its article, Just seven mayors to attend Chirlane McCray’s annual ThriveNYC conference: “Although we commend the mayor’s efforts and commitment to building a national, cities-based mov …



New Report, Collecting Dust: How NYC is Failing to Penalize Landlords for Exposing Tenants to Lead Dust

November 13, 2019

Our new report, Collecting Dust: How NYC is Failing to Penalize Landlords for Exposing Tenants to Lead Dust, details New York City’s continued failure to punish landlords for exposing tenants to dangerous levels of toxic lead dust.  Among other finding …



THE CITY Covers NYLPI Testimony Urging Accessible 911 for People with Disabilities

November 12, 2019

THE CITY quoted Senior Staff Attorney Maureen Belluscio in its article, City’s Delayed Response On 911 Overhaul Declared An Emergency, which covered a City Council hearing into the Administration’s abject failure to create an accessible 911 system, inc …



NYLJ Publishes NYLPI Op-Ed on Landmark Commercial Waste Zone Bill

November 8, 2019

The New York Law Journal published an Op-Ed by NYLPI Environmental Justice Director Rachel Spector and Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan detailing the comprehensive commercial waste zone reform passed by the New York City Council on October 30.  The …



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