Legal Aid Files Lawsuit Against New York City for Failing to Provide Adequate Shelter for Homeless Single Adult New Yorkers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(NEW YORK, NY) – The Legal Aid Society and Jenner & Block LLP today filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court on behalf of the Coalition for the Homeless and single adult New Yorkers who are experiencing homelessness. The lawsuit is against the City of New York, the Department of Social Services (DSS), and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) for failing to take appropriate action to temporarily provide safe shelter for single adults that is free of significant health risks from aerosol transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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