Earned Income Tax Fact Sheet

Earned Income Tax Fact Sheet

February 6, 2015

Photo: (Phillip Ingham) This Earned Income Tax Fact Sheet post originally appeared on National EITC Outreach Partnership site. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), enacted by Congress in the 1975, is a federal tax credit available to assist working families and individuals. The EITC has several important benefits: it reducesRead More

Pursuing Adoption in New York

Pursuing Adoption in New York

April 1, 2015

Different circumstances may lead individuals and families to consider adoption.  The legal adoption process gives the adopting party the same rights and responsibilities of natural parents.  The child (or adult) being adopted takes the same last name as the adopting parents, and has the same rights and privileges as ifRead More

NYC Programs Freeze Rent for Seniors and the Disabled

NYC Programs Freeze Rent for Seniors and the Disabled

February 23, 2015

In NYC, seniors and the disabled may be able to get a rent increase exemption. Photo Credit: bondidwhat via Compfight cc Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) are two tenant programs for New York City residents. This program began in 1970, focusing on theRead More

CLARO Part 3 – What to Expect in Court

CLARO Part 3 – What to Expect in Court

March 16, 2015

Learn the basics of the courtroom and the primary roles of those in the court room. 

Need Help with an Uncontested Divorce?

Need Help with an Uncontested Divorce?

March 12, 2015

Legal Clinics Are Available to Help Low-Income New Yorkers with Uncontested Divorce Program Photo Credit: findingthenow via Compfight cc   The Uncontested Divorce Program New Yorkers who are getting a divorce may consider using the New York State Court’s uncontested divorce program. The program allows individuals to fill out Do-It-Yourself (“DIY”)Read More

Need Help with an Uncontested Divorce?

Need Help with an Uncontested Divorce?

March 12, 2015

Legal Clinics Are Available to Help Low-Income New Yorkers with Uncontested Divorce Program Photo Credit: findingthenow via Compfight cc   The Uncontested Divorce Program New Yorkers who are getting a divorce may consider using the New York State Court’s uncontested divorce program. The program allows individuals to fill out Do-It-Yourself (“DIY”)Read More

Youth Assistance Clinic

Youth Assistance Clinic

December 5, 2014

This Sunday 12/7/14, there will be a free youth assistance and immigration​ clinic in the Bronx provided by The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, New York Legal Assistance Group, and The New York Immigration Coalition from 9am to 3pm. DOE Pathways to Graduation 1010 Reverend James A. Polite Ave Bronx, NY 10459 Sunday,Read More

Free English Classes for NYC Adults

Free English Classes for NYC Adults

October 21, 2014

F ree English classes are now available for adults residing in NYC.  The classes are provided by Grand Street Settlement, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand opportunities for low-income families and individuals by providing culturally relevant services that support community-building, advocacy, self-determination and an enriched quality of life. Read More

DACA/DAPA Info Session

DACA/DAPA Info Session

February 6, 2015

An info session in Spanish regarding DACA/DAPA sponsored by New York Immigration Coalition, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant affairs and New York City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, on Saturday 7th, 2015 at P.S. 503, in Brooklyn,.

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