Articles by: WNegron @ LawHelp NY

Are you an immigrant in NYC stuck in a dead-end job?  New government loan program can help!

Are you an immigrant in NYC stuck in a dead-end job? New government loan program can help!

October 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm 0 comments

The Immigrant Bridge Loan Fund recently started in NYC is a first-of-its-kind pilot loan program aimed at boosting the earning potential of the city’s immigrant population.  This program will provide interested and  high-skill immigrants with $1,000 to $10,000 loans to support their transition to higher paying jobs. Loans will be interestRead More

Beware of Mortgage Rescue Scams!

October 4, 2013 at 5:25 am 0 comments

Many people, desperate to save their homes, are being victimized by foreclosure rescue companies. Many of these companies promise to negotiate with mortgage banks for lower rates, get payment forgiveness and other benefits in exchange for illegal upfront fees —promises they won’t or can’t actually fulfill. As a result, consumersRead More

Have you registered for the New York STAR Registration Program? 8 Facts to Get You Started!

Have you registered for the New York STAR Registration Program? 8 Facts to Get You Started!

October 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm 0 comments

The New York STAR exemption is the tax property tax break available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the combined income of resident owners and their spouses is $500,000 or less.  This year there’s been some changes to the STAR program and you must act soon in order to not loseRead More

1 in 3 Teens Suffer from Dating Violence. Know How to Get Help in New York

1 in 3 Teens Suffer from Dating Violence. Know How to Get Help in New York

September 29, 2013 at 12:28 am 0 comments

A recent report found that more than one-third of U.S. teens say they’ve suffered abuse during dating.  These figures also show a disturbing trend – that teen dating abuse is not going away.  If anything, its getting worse.  So, what can do we do?  For one, studies have found thatRead More

The NY Health Exchange Customer Service Center is now open! Call them with your questions

September 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

NY State of Health is the website that lets you shop for, compare, and buy a health plan online, in person or over the phone.  Because there is still very little we know about the health plans that will be available for New Yorkers, they have now opened up aRead More

Ulster County Latino Resource Fair this Saturday 9/21!

Ulster County Latino Resource Fair this Saturday 9/21!

September 17, 2013 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

This Sa turday, September 21, from 11 am to 3pm Mano-a-Mano Coalition will be presenting its first annual Ulster County Latino Resource Fair at the Everette Hodge Community Center on Franklin Street in Kingston. This event is FREE and open to the public.  It will feature valuable information and services to our SpanishRead More

Give your input at a open house workshop on 9/17 at 6pm to discuss post-Sandy reconstruction efforts

Give your input at a open house workshop on 9/17 at 6pm to discuss post-Sandy reconstruction efforts

September 16, 2013 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

  The New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program will hold a public open house workshop next week to gain community input and recommendations for the development of a community reconstruction plan for those areas hit hard by last Fall’s super storm Sandy. The workshop will be held from  6 p.m.Read More

Today we remember you

Today we remember you

September 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

Today we remember the nearly 3,000 victims of 9/11, their families, and the brave and caring efforts of many individuals, community groups, and others that provided (and continue to) provide assistance. Please note that if you are still dealing with an issue as a result of the 9/11 events, thereRead More

Free Event: September 23 – Navigating the Entire Insurance Process for Individuals Affected by Sandy

September 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm 0 comments

Navigating the Entire Insurance Process: A means to REALLY getting home In this 2 hour workshop you will gain insight in to the reality of the process of getting back in to your home.  You are bombarded with so much information to the point of discouragement and quite often, despair.  It’s timeRead More

Preparing for Court in New York

Preparing for Court in New York

September 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

There’s no doubt that going to court is stressful.  There is a lot you have to do to prepare your documents and your thoughts to be ready to appear before a judge. This quick guide will help explain the different steps you will have to take when you go toRead More