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New online foreclosure guide helps families with no legal aid

New online foreclosure guide helps families with no legal aid

October 20, 2014 at 11:41 am 0 comments

In August, Bank of America agreed to a record-setting $16.65 billion settlement with the Department of Justice for selling toxic mortgage securities during the housing boom. The agreement includes $30 million for states to distribute to their legal aid programs. Legal aid attorneys play a key role in preventing unnecessaryRead More

Student loan problems? New Student Loan Legal Hotline

Student loan problems? New Student Loan Legal Hotline

October 14, 2014 at 7:58 pm 0 comments

Student debt in the United States has now passed the $1 trillion mark.  Although, student loans provide people with the opportunity to get college education, there are still significant costs to borrowing this money. For example, borrowers often have to deal with high interest rates, threat of delinquency, and theRead More

Program aimed at helping unemployed veterans

Program aimed at helping unemployed veterans

October 14, 2014 at 10:37 am 0 comments

We’re still feeling the effects of the 2007 economic crisis.  As many people, continue to deal with a lack of employment or underemployment, veterans are finding themselves increasingly in this situation.   Of the 2.9 million long term unemployed people who were denied benefits this year – 285,000 of them areRead More

List of food banks in Ulster County

List of food banks in Ulster County

October 12, 2014 at 2:30 am 0 comments

Families across the US are having an increasingly difficult time covering basic household costs such as groceries, child care, and medical costs.  As a result, families are reaching out to food banks for to help getting food on the table.  While we would like to get a list of allRead More

Spanish speaking family support Services available through Family of Woodstock

Spanish speaking family support Services available through Family of Woodstock

October 7, 2014 at 12:48 am 0 comments

Family of Woodstock, a non profit organization serving Ulster County and surrounding communities now has a family support services available in Spanish.  Their Adolescent Services program is happy to announce that a Spanish speaking case manager available to provide Family Support Services.  The Family Support Program offers care coordination to meet the needsRead More

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

How to find legal aid or low-cost legal help in NY

How to find legal aid or low-cost legal help in NY

September 23, 2014 at 12:43 am 0 comments

Last week, the New York Civil Liberties Union released a report focused on five New York counties.  The report highlighted how New York state is failing to provide legal aid to the poor.  The unfortunate conclusion of the report was: that in New York state, justice is “only available toRead 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