Legal Aid sues to force Adams admin to enact housing voucher expansion laws

The Legal Aid Society filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday to force Mayor Eric Adams’ administration to enact a suite of laws that widen access to city-issued housing vouchers.

Legal Aid announced the suit, filed in New York County Supreme Court on behalf of four plaintiffs, during a City Hall news conference on Feb. 14. The legal defense group followed through on its threat to take legal action after the administration refused to implement the laws, to expand eligibility for the voucher program known as CityFHEPS, by a Jan. 9 deadline.