Archive for March, 2011

UPDATE on Advantage 4/26/11

March 31, 2011 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

Thank you to the Legal Aid Society for providing us with the information below. Advantage Tenants: Your May Advantage Rent Will Be Paid New York City sent notices to thousands of Advantage households saying it would no longer pay Advantage rent subsidies after March 31.  Legal Aid sued the CityRead More

NYC to terminate Advantage Rental Assistance Program

March 26, 2011 at 10:36 pm 6 comments

New York City has recently sent notices to 15,000 recipients of Advantage rent supplements stating that it will terminate their vouchers on March31 and offering no other form of rental assistance to replace it.  Here are two articles about the program cuts: (1) from the New York Times, 3/10/11, “CityRead More

Donations to Japan: What to look for when donating for disaster relief

March 18, 2011 at 8:27 pm 0 comments

LawHelp.org/NY is extremely saddened by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by this disaster.  If you are looking for a way to help out, here are some tips and warnings to keep in mind when making a donation toRead More

National Consumer Protection Week

March 9, 2011 at 2:41 am 0 comments

March 6-12, 2011 is National Consumer Protection Week. Whether shopping at your local store, getting your car fixed at the local car repair shop, surfing the Internet or doing online shopping, its important to keep in mind that there are laws which protect you from fraud or other unscrupulous dealingsRead More