Articles by: WNegron @ LawHelp NY

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

Free financial counseling for NYC residents

August 23, 2014 at 3:08 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

New York’s growing diversity puts redistricting center stage

New York’s growing diversity puts redistricting center stage

August 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

New York is becoming a more diverse state. The Hispanic and Asian populations have increased thereby now making up a larger percentage of the New York State population. Now that the census results are out, redistricting is taking center stage. Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral boundaries. Every tenRead More

All about rent regulations in NYC

All about rent regulations in NYC

August 11, 2014 at 12:36 pm 2 comments

Do you know if your apartment is rent regulated? There is no doubt that it’s getting harder and harder to find an affordable apartment in New York City.  Despite rent regulations, many NYC apartments are still very expensive for most New Yorkers, especially those with limited income. Or in someRead More

Do You Know a Veteran Struggling with PTSD?

Do You Know a Veteran Struggling with PTSD?

August 9, 2014 at 3:37 am 0 comments

For the thousands of veterans returning home, getting back to life as usual is a hard task.  Many come back traumatized from all they have seen and encountered and in need of mental health services. Thankfully, on July 13, 2010, VA published a final regulation that will make access toRead More

Human Trafficking – More common than you think

Human Trafficking – More common than you think

July 28, 2014 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

Human trafficking is more common than we realize. Human trafficking is in fact modern day slavery.  Researchers have found that there are more human slaves in the world today than ever before in history.  There are an estimated 27 million adults and 13 million children around the world who areRead More

New York language access rights

New York language access rights

July 26, 2014 at 3:03 am 0 comments

As findings from the recent 2010 Census start to come out, one thing is clear; America is becoming increasingly diverse.  Leading this new change in demographics in America are Hispanics and Asians and Pacific Islanders populations, which are the fastest growing. The federal legislation, Title VI of the Civil RightsRead More

KinGAP Program Assists Grandparents and Other Relatives Caring for Children

KinGAP Program Assists Grandparents and Other Relatives Caring for Children

July 12, 2014 at 6:14 am 0 comments

Are you a grandparent or other relative caring for a child?  If so, New York Office of Children and Family Services currently runs the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGap).  This program helps a foster child have permanent placement with a relative who had been the child’s foster parent for atRead More

New York Cooling Assistance

Free air conditioners for eligible New Yorkers

July 7, 2014 at 2:50 am 0 comments

The HEAP NY Funding Assistance for Air Conditioners has launched.  Eligible New Yorkers should apply to see if they qualify.  The Cooling Assistance Component of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) began on May 1.  This means that New Yorkers canRead More

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

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

June 5, 2014 at 8:14 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

Avoiding Medicare fraud

Avoiding Medicare fraud

May 31, 2014 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

Seniors are often vulnerable to different kinds of consumer frauds. A common and less-known type of fraud affecting seniors is Medicare fraud. The national non for profit advocacy group Medicare Watch provides the following tips to ensure you or a loved one can be protected against fraudulent Medicare practices: BeRead More