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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

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

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

Our list of top veterans’ resources and programs

Our list of top veterans’ resources and programs

May 25, 2014 at 10:31 am 1 comment

During this time we honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. Home to over 1,000,000 Veterans, New Yorkers lead the way in service to our country.  80,000 New York veterans have served or are currently serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including moreRead More