Archive for August, 2012

Finding affordable housing for seniors in New York

August 30, 2012 at 1:55 am 2 comments

Most seniors live on limited incomes.  In New York, this is usually less than $15,000 a year.  As a result, seniors have less options when trying to find affordable housing that fits their medical and social needs.  If you are a senior or have an elder parent or friend thatRead More

What are the signs that something’s wrong in a relationship? Signs of an abusive relationship aren’t always physical

August 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

What are the signs that something’s wrong in a relationship? Is it when your partner starts controlling who you can or can’t see? Or when your partner threatens to hurt you, your loved ones, or even your pets if you don’t do what he or she wants? Signs of anRead More

Do you work for one of New York’s worst employers? If so know your rights!

August 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm 0 comments

A few weeks ago, the Times profiled a new labor coalition that is working across industries to highlight some of abuses of the lowest paid portion of the labor force.  This group recently released a new report on the worst companies and executives in New York City. According to the report the worstRead More

Foreclosure and Seniors

August 12, 2012 at 10:04 pm 0 comments

A recent report by AARP “The Foreclosure Crisis: Ending the Nightmare for Older Americans” found that more than 1.5 million older Americans have lost their homes since 2007 and millions more remain at risk.  The study also highlights the fact that seniors are struggling to pay their home loans andRead More

Immigrant Youth Should Wait on Applying for Deferred Action: Info on New Process and Avoiding Scams

August 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is developing a process for certain young people brought to the United States as children to request deferred action. The process USCIS is developing will take about 60 days to be implemented.There is no implementation date yet.  You should stay tuned for theRead More

We Love Apps!! Our Top 10 Apps for Keeping You Healthy and Informed

August 2, 2012 at 2:38 am 0 comments

And who doesn’t? They can be entertaining or keep you up to date, keep you healthy or increase your knowledge. There’s an app for literally everything. An app is an abbreviation for application, and with the recent affordability of smart phones and other portable technology, apps have grown to meetRead More

If you don’t speak English but are struggling with an immigration question, the USCIS has launched the new Multilingual Resource Center.

August 1, 2012 at 10:35 pm 0 comments

USCIS has introduced a new Multilingual Resource Center that centralizes all of the foreign languages resources. This site will allow those who do not speak English to have better access to information on the USCIS application process and many other frequently asked questions in 22 different languages. Users can now convenientlyRead More