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NY Courts Say State Has 1 Month To Act On Eviction Hold

2020-09-02T12:37:29+00:00September 1st, 2020|Press|

Law 360

"Currently, in New York City alone, there are over 14,000 households with pending eviction warrants who are in imminent danger of displacement," Marika Dias, managing director of the Urban Justice Center's Safety Net Project, said in a Tuesday statement to Law360.

NYC welfare benefit hotline is a mess months after benefits offices shut down, advocates claim

2020-09-14T14:26:53+00:00August 30th, 2020|News|

NY Daily News

The Urban Justice Center, which is focused on helping people secure public benefits, found that more than 50% of calls to the city Human Resources Administration were dropped and 20% had wait times of more than eight minutes.

Street Vendors Begin Distributing Meals to New Yorkers in Need

2020-09-14T14:36:09+00:00August 20th, 2020|Press|

The National Herald

The Street Vendor Project from the Urban Justice Center is employing local street vendors to distribute 1,100 meals a week in their communities through the end of September. Distributions began this week in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

As New York Hurtles Toward an Eviction Crisis, These Are the Tenants Most at Risk

2020-09-14T14:28:52+00:00August 19th, 2020|News|

Curbed NY

Marika Dias, the managing director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center, stresses it’s a small but critical change that gives those tenants a last-ditch effort to defend their homes, but it’s still a Band-Aid on a gaping wound. “That’s a much better situation than what we were going to see unfold,” says Dias. “That said, people are not going to suddenly have their job or their health restored come October 1. The situation demands a political solution.”

Tracking and Trust

2020-09-14T14:23:37+00:00August 18th, 2020|Press|

Montana Free Press

Such pledges are hardly enough to convince Albert Fox Cahn, founder and executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project at New York’s Urban Justice Center, who likens the initial wave of enthusiasm about contact tracing technology to the unsupported theory that hydroxychloroquine represented some sort of miracle cure.

Homeless People Sheltering From the Street Secure City Pledge to Fund Hotel Stays

2020-08-10T12:51:25+00:00August 10th, 2020|News|

The City

Meanwhile, the 30 people living in the hotel rooms meet every Tuesday evening with organizers from the Urban Justice Center and other groups to strategize, by consensus, their proposals to DHS.

NY Courts Say Eviction Pause Continues, For Now

2020-08-10T12:48:03+00:00August 10th, 2020|Press|

Law 360

"Cuomo's order gives permission for the courts to maintain a pause on eviction cases moving forward, but he's not requiring them to," said Marika Dias, managing director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center. "So we could see a situation where the courts decide that even though they have permission to pause, they don't have to. Cuomo has taken no steps to prevent that."

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