Proposed Landmark Settlement to Increase Rent Supplements set for Court Review

A proposed settlement in a class action case, Tejada v. Roberts, will result in higher rent supplements for thousands of New York families facing homelessness as a result of eviction proceedings or domestic violence. The case was brought by The Legal Aid Society with our pro bono partners Hughes, Hubbard and Reed.

The proposed settlement will be reviewed at a fairness hearing on September 8, in New York State Supreme Court. The settlement agreement is with New York State’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, and a class of families with minor children who are eligible for public assistance. If approved, the settlement will raise the maximum monthly shelter supplements by hundreds of dollars. It will also open up the State and City-funded program to families who are facing homelessness as a result of domestic violence for the first time. For more information about the fairness hearing and the settlement click here.