On September 10, 2020, Steven Banks, Commissioner of the Department of Social Services, spoke at the 168th CityLaw Breakfast. Professor Ross Sandler, Director of the Center for New York City Law gave opening remarks and Dean Anthony W. Crowell provided closing remarks. This Breakfast was sponsored by ConEdison, Greenberg Traurig, and Verizon. Like last month, this breakfast was held virtually as in-person events are not feasible at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dean Anthony W. Crowell and
Professor Ross Sandler, Director
cordially invite you to the 168th CityLaw Breakfast
Steven Banks, Commissioner of the Department of Social Services
The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Services and Homelessness
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Even though the Center for New York City Law is unable to host our CityLaw Breakfast series in person at New York Law School this fall due to COVID-19, … <Read More>
Mayor’s new homelessness plan includes broad reforms in current systems and the replacement of 360 shelter cluster sites with 90 new shelters citywide. On February 28, 2017, the Mayor’s Office released a 128-page report entitled “Turning the Tide on Homelessness.” The report outlines the steps the administration will take going forward to better combat the rising homeless crisis in New York City.
UPDATE: On February 1, 2017, the City Council voted 47-0 to approve four bills that would help protect tenants of three-quarter houses in New York City. During the vote, Council Member Donovan Richards called three-quarter houses a wide spread problem that would not be cured by the bills and that the City would need to track progress on the issue to determine future responses. Council Member Ritchie Torres called predatory operators of three-quarter houses the … <Read More>
On Friday December 16, 2016, the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School hosted the 139th CityLaw Breakfast. The event speaker was New York City Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks.