Stephanie Rudolph Criticizes Officials for Insufficient Funding to City’s Human Rights Commission

Stephanie Rudolph (’11), an attorney in The Legal Aid Society’s Law Reform Unit, was quoted in Gothamist about the staff attrition of a New York City agency responsible for investigating discrimination claims involving landlords and brokers, resulting in the premature closing of cases without fully investigating those allegations (“Plagued by Staff Shortage, NYC Agency Fails To Make Determinations in Most Discrimination Cases,” July 6). Stephanie criticized city officials for not providing additional funding for the agency sooner, and urged the commission to stick by its plan to dedicate all new positions to combating voucher discrimination. “[The Commission] was given these immense powers and immense responsibilities without really any resources,” Stephanie said.