Articles by: Ramirez

Immigrants Be Prepared!

Immigrants Be Prepared!

January 17, 2017 at 9:23 pm 279 comments

Be Prepared! President-elect Trump has threatened to deport up to 3 million immigrants once he is in office. This is a scary time to be an immigrant in the United States, but you do not need to sit by and watch. There are a number of things you can doRead More

Thousands of New Yorkers Have Gotten a Raise

Thousands of New Yorkers Have Gotten a Raise

January 6, 2017 at 5:43 pm 1 comment

Good news! If you make minimum wage, you may be getting a raise. Effective December 31st, many workers in New York State have received an increase in their pay rate, and will continue to do so for the next few years until the minimum wage reaches $15 an hour. TheRead More

LawHelpNY Launches New “Know Your Rights” Resources!

LawHelpNY Launches New “Know Your Rights” Resources!

November 14, 2016 at 9:01 pm 353 comments

  LawHelpNY.org is excited to announce the launch of a set of new “know your rights” housing resources. With a focus on non-payment proceedings, the resources are designed to help the 99% of unrepresented litigants who navigate NYC Housing Court alone: New York City Housing Mini Portal New content includes:Read More

Phil Dailey: A Warrior of Justice

Phil Dailey: A Warrior of Justice

November 3, 2016 at 8:19 pm 610 comments

    “Knowledgeable, caring, hardworking, humorous, and passionate about equal justice under the law.” These are the qualities his former co-workers used to describe the late Phil Dailey, a Penn Yan native who was recently honored for his incredible dedication to civil justice by the New York State Bar Association’sRead More

Legal Aid and Others Provide Representation for Detained Immigrants

Legal Aid and Others Provide Representation for Detained Immigrants

October 17, 2016 at 8:33 pm 610 comments

Currently, there is no right to legal counsel for immigrants, including people seeking asylum and families with children and those who cannot afford an attorney find themselves navigating the court system alone. In response, The Legal Aid Society and our legal services partners formed the New York Immigrant Family UnityRead More

Needs of Bronx Communities Affected by Intimate Partner Violence

Needs of Bronx Communities Affected by Intimate Partner Violence

October 10, 2016 at 12:17 pm 40 comments

Report Identifies Needs of Bronx Communities Affected by Intimate Partner Violence This was originally published by Legal Services NYC. The Bronx Domestic Violence Roundtable and Bronx Legal Services (a program of Legal Services NYC) today announced the release of a new report entitled “More People to Listen: Legal and Social ServiceRead More

Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy

Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy

October 4, 2016 at 7:15 pm 1 comment

This was originally published by the City Bar Justice Center. Have you ever considered filing for bankruptcy to discharge your student loan debt, or wondered if that is even possible? The City Bar Justice Center’s Consumer Bankruptcy Project has produced two videos covering this topic, thanks to the generous supportRead More

Why We Are Campaigning for Healthier Bronx Housing

Why We Are Campaigning for Healthier Bronx Housing

September 26, 2016 at 3:29 pm 347 comments

This post was originally published on CityLimits. Steps from the 4 train in the lobby of a Bronx residential building, 30 tenants met with housing advocates to discuss how they can improve their living conditions. The tenants’ echoing voices resounded throughout the lobby, cornered by crumbling walls and leaks whichRead More

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 at 11:50 am 363 comments

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

Assembly members sit inside the New York State Capitol building in Albany. (Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty)

NY Lawmakers Want Stiffer Penalties for Landlords Who Ignore Rent Limits

August 8, 2016 at 12:12 pm 314 comments

  A bill introduced in response to ProPublica’s reporting would make landlords liable for up to 10 times the amount of overcharges imposed on tenants in rent-stabilized apartments. New York landlords who overcharge tenants in rent-stabilized apartments would face sharply higher financial penalties under new legislation unveiled in Albany. TheRead More