Articles by: WNegron @ LawHelp NY

Don’t  speak English but have questions about buying a home, rent assistance, foreclosure?  Try the HUD Language Line

Don’t speak English but have questions about buying a home, rent assistance, foreclosure? Try the HUD Language Line

October 4, 2014 at 11:29 am 0 comments

Have a question about buying a home, rental assistance or foreclosure but English is not your first language?  HUD can help with its HUD Language Line, a live telephone interpretation service that will allow HUD staff to converse with the public in almost any language. To help HUD staff betterRead More

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Know your rights and tackle your debt today!

October 1, 2014 at 10:41 am 0 comments

The unemployment and underemployment situation for New Yorkers is not getting any better.  This means that families across the state are still struggling with debt, potential foreclosure, and limited resources.  To find out what assistance may be available to help you deal with your debt, first make a list ofRead More

Find out if you qualify for low-cost phone service

Find out if you qualify for low-cost phone service

October 1, 2014 at 8:34 am 0 comments

Do you you know you may qualify for a discount on your telephone service through the Lifeline and Link-up programs? The program provides qualified consumer with discounts for monthly residential phone bills for basic telephone service and some wireless and cellular providers. Link-up program: provides a discount on the costRead More

Did you know there’s a law that protects tenants facing eviction

Did you know there’s a law that protects tenants facing eviction

September 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

A law called The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) can help families facing eviction in a foreclosed building. The law requires the new owner (even if it is the bank) to give you at least 90 days notice before you have to leave. If you are a tenant withRead More

Finding help if you’re a domestic violence victim in NY

Finding help if you’re a domestic violence victim in NY

September 27, 2014 at 9:53 am 0 comments

For many victims of domestic violence, the daily pain and harassment becomes a shameful secret; making it hard to speak up about it.  Trapped in a vicious cycle of physical and/or verbal abuse, it is unfortunate that many of these victims of domestic violence are never able to escape andRead More

Foreclosure scams target people struggling with their mortgages

Foreclosure scams target people struggling with their mortgages

September 25, 2014 at 3:35 am 0 comments

At 8.5%, New York has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.  One of the effects of unemployment is that homeowners throughout NY may also be struggling to pay their home mortgages and may even be facing foreclosure.  Unfortunately, there are many fraudulent companies out there that areRead More

Every year, thousands of New Yorkers are taken to court for debt.

Free financial counseling for NYC residents

September 22, 2014 at 2:17 am 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

Live in Buffalo and are dealing with consumer issues? Western New York Law Center can help

Live in Buffalo and are dealing with consumer issues? Western New York Law Center can help

September 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

The Western New York Law Center has a program to provide legal help with consumer debt, offering consumers assistance with garnishments, credit default judgments and other issues. The Law Center is offering this program because of what they call a  “troubling trend” in consumer debt cases in court. In 2013,Read More

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Learn about Access to Justice (A2J) Programs

September 13, 2014 at 9:14 am 0 comments

Normally, if you can’t afford an attorney for a civil court case, you can get an attorney at your local legal aid office. In the past few years, more people have become financially eligible for legal aid, but legal aid offices nationally have shrunk due to lack of funding. ThisRead More

Are you considering a payday loan?

Are you considering a payday loan?

September 2, 2014 at 1:01 am 0 comments

At some point in your life, you may find yourself thinking about getting a payday loan.  Let’s face it, the truth is that for those of us with limited income and living paycheck to paycheck, a sudden bill such as a medical expense, traffic ticket, etc., can put us inRead More