The center and the Legal Aid Society filed the lawsuit two years ago after several years of trying to help disabled people get the services and accommodations on a case-by-case basis.
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New York Times (NYT)
May 18, 2017
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Tags: Disability Rights
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society (New York City)
The Department of Homeless Services has “historically done a very bad job of meeting people’s needs,” said Joshua Goldfein, a staff lawyer at the Legal Aid Society. “The only way to make them change the way they do business was to do it in a comprehensive way.”
The homeless services agency agreed to survey its shelters, track requests for accommodations, train staff members and take other measures to monitor progress.