Under Settlement, City Shelters Will Do More for the Disabled

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.

News Story (New York)

Nikita Stewart
New York Times (NYT)
May 18, 2017

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.