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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

October 30, 2014 at 10:32 am 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

New program pays for cost of DACA application

New program pays for cost of DACA application

October 30, 2014 at 1:07 am 0 comments

Earlier this year, the NYC nonprofit The Door announced a new DACA initiative.   Through a special grant from the New York City government, they are now able to provide free legal services for DACA for immigrant youth between 15 and 24 years old.  They are also able cover theRead More

1 in 3 Teens Suffer from Dating Violence

1 in 3 Teens Suffer from Dating Violence

October 29, 2014 at 10:11 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

Looking for free or low-cost immigration legal assistance?

Looking for free or low-cost immigration legal assistance?

October 23, 2014 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Finding free or low-cost immigration help has gotten easier.  You can now use the National Immigration Legal Services Directory to search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or detention facility. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included in this directory.  For additionalRead More

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