James Rubin, commissioner of New York State Homes and Community Renewal, said his agency would work with the city to determine why the state has fewer apartments listed as being rent stabilized than the city says there should be. (Mike Groll/AP)

NYC May Actually Crack Down on Developers

August 12, 2016

NYC May Actually Crack Down on Developers Who Cheat Taxpayers and Renters The head of the city’s housing department has laid out steps to boost oversight of tax breaks for developers and other programs overseen by the agency. New York City officials are stepping up oversight of tax breaks toRead More

Improvements to LawHelpNY

Improvements to LawHelpNY

July 5, 2016

Legal information is complex, and in our quest to simplify it for our visitors the first, crucial task is helping people find what they’re looking for. To that end, a lot of thought has gone into LawHelpNY’s navigation structure over its history. We are rolling out our latest attempt toRead More

SCOTUS Split Ruling Stops DACA/DAPA

SCOTUS Split Ruling Stops DACA/DAPA

June 23, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court reached a tie ruling on U.S. vs. Texas. This ruling means that DACA/DAPA is blocked. The Obama administration announced DAPA and the expansion of DACA in November 2014. The two initiatives would allow certain immigrant parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, as well as otherRead More

Support for LGBT Youth

Support for LGBT Youth

June 15, 2016

In wake of the tragic massacre in Orlando, we stand with the LGBT community. Through this difficult time we need to make sure support is available for the current and next generation, the LGBT youth. If you know someone that is in need, below are a number of agencies thatRead More

Fight For $15

Fight For $15

April 28, 2016

The fight for $15 will be resolved! On April 4th, 2016 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation enacting a statewide $15 minimum wage plan and a 12-week paid family leave policy. This historic legislation will raise the minimum wage across New York State. Meanwhile, there are over 300 cities rallyingRead More

What Children Should Expect in New York City Immigration Court

What Children Should Expect in New York City Immigration Court

May 16, 2016

What Happens When I Go To Immigration Court? Learn what to expect at your hearing in New York City Immigration Court and connect with legal service providers who may be able to assist with your case. Use this resource. Below is a video produced to guide children who are placedRead More

Rent Freeze Bronx Press Event and Day of Action

Rent Freeze Bronx Press Event and Day of Action

August 4, 2016

Rent Freeze Bronx Press Event and Day of Action On August 10, 2016, the New York City Department of Finance and the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, in conjunction with Council Member Ritchie Torres, will hold a press event and Day of Action at the Bronx Library, 301 East Kingsbridge Road.Read More

Access Manhattan: Medicaid/Medicare Workshop

Access Manhattan: Medicaid/Medicare Workshop

November 1, 2015

Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer launched a series of workshops and forums in early fall 2015, Access Manhattan: Services for Stronger Communities. They have held a number of events since October that will continue through December. On November 4th, there will be a Medicaid/Medicare workshop held at her office, 431 WestRead More

Homelessness Town Hall

Homelessness Town Hall

January 4, 2016

    Photo credit: Hernan Piñera via VisualHunt / CC BY-SA Homelessness has been a hot topic in the media lately. Council Members Rosie Mendez and Dan Garodnick host a town hall meeting on the subject in Manhattan. Join neighbors, community organizations, and local elected officials to discuss homelessness onRead More

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