A settlement was approved on January 13, 2014 in a case challenging the New York City Housing Authority’s termination of the Section 8 rental subsidy of a Staten Island tenant who is blind after the agency failed to provide notice to the tenant in an accessible format. NYCHA agreed to adopt new policies and procedures [...]
MFY Legal Services, Inc. is representing the Fair Housing Justice Center in a lawsuit alleging that five senior living residences in the New York City metropolitan area discriminate on the basis of disability, religion and race. Read the complaint.
The latest edition of New York City Voices features the pro bono project that MFY Legal Services has launched with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP to help seniors and people with disabilities obtain and maintain eligibility for Access-A-Ride Services (AAR). AAR is an accessible transportation system operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority for people who [...]
WWRL, a progressive New York City radio station, interviewed MFY’s Disability and Aging Rights Project Senior Staff Attorney Shelly Weizman on “The Mark Riley Morning Show,” on December 27, 2012, about nursing home residents who have been displaced due to Hurricane Sandy. Click here to listen to the interview.
MFY Legal Services and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP launched a new pro bono initiative to advise and advocate for people with disabilities who have been unjustly denied Access-a-Ride, a paratransit service operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY and other organizations are partnering in the effort. [...]