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Short guide for seniors living in poverty

Short guide for seniors living in poverty

September 16, 2014 at 12:05 am 0 comments

A recent study found that 15% of seniors in the US are living in poverty.  Women and people of color who are seniors have an even higher percentage of living in poverty.  As an increasing number of Baby Boomers face retirement in the next 20 years, today is a goodRead More

Welcome screen for the New York Fair Hearing Request Online Form

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

New DACA toolkit

New DACA toolkit

September 11, 2014 at 2:46 am 0 comments

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Toolkit for Community Partners to help groups understand the DACA process.  The new DACA toolkit includes:  An overview of the DACA program Guide on “How Do I Request Consideration of DACA?” Tip sheet on howRead More

Civil legal hotline available for NY Veterans

Civil legal hotline available for NY Veterans

September 6, 2014 at 10:10 am 0 comments

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 more than 7,000 members of the New York Army National Guard. Many of our Veterans have beenRead More

List of food banks in Ulster County

List of food banks in Ulster County

September 5, 2014 at 2:09 pm 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

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

September 4, 2014 at 2:16 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

Free legal video resource for consumer debt suits

Free legal video resource for consumer debt suits

September 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

Our neighbors, our friends and our family members face an epidemic of lawsuits from predatory debt collectors—and they face them alone and uninformed. In 2011, less than 2% of civil suit defendants obtained legal counsel, which reveals two striking facts: debt collection agencies and law firms enjoy an immense advantageRead More

Program aimed at helping unemployed veterans

Program aimed at helping unemployed veterans

August 27, 2014 at 4:56 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

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

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