Archive for June, 2011

LGBTQ Foster Parent Forum

June 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm 0 comments

This past Monday the staff of LawHelp/NY attended a Foster Parent Informational forum with a focus on LGBTQ youth. Those present included a number of LGBTQ affirming organizations that deal with the adopting process and/or becoming a foster parent, council member Daniel Dromm, and the commissioner for Children’s Services JohnRead More

New Treasury Rule Protects Consumers–Read On!

June 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

Two weeks ago the Treasury Department announced a new rule. Senior citizens with social security, veterans and disabled people with government benefits will no longer be victimized by creditors who freeze their bank accounts and drain their resources. Up to now, even though these kinds of federal benefits are legally protected fromRead More

Advantage Tenants: The City Must Pay Your Advantage Rent for Now

June 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

The March, New York City told 15,000 Advantage households that it would no longer pay Advantage rent subsidies. Legal Aid and Weil won court orders requiring the City to pay the Advantage rent due in April and May of 2011. On June 2, 2011, an appellate court ordered the CityRead More

Free financial counseling available for all new york city residents

June 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm 0 comments

For those who are new to our network, the City’s FREE Financial Empowerment Centers can help your clients take control of their debt, improve their credit, deal with debt collection, create a budget, open a bank account, and much more. One-on-one financial counseling is provided for FREE by professional counselorsRead More

Make a note: Paper checks for federal benefits will be phased out by March 1, 2013!

June 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

It’s more important than ever to help clients sign up for electronic payments and bank or credit union accounts. Please share the details below with all your staff. To share this information with clients and your community, you can order “Go Direct” campaign materials for free. Visit their web siteRead More