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Don’t Be Cold this Winter – HEAP

Don’t Be Cold this Winter – HEAP

March 4, 2015 at 10:11 pm 0 comments

As any New Yorker knows, winter in the Northeast can bring about a whole host of tough conditions and extremely cold temperatures. This winter has been no exception. In these months, home heating is essential, not only for comfort, but also for health reasons. In fact, the World Health OrganizationRead More

Applying for Disability at Social Security

Applying for Disability at Social Security

February 3, 2015 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

Watch this video to learn about how to apply and appeal for disability at Social Security.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

January 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm 0 comments

Learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you live in federally subsidized housing or have a Section 8 voucher.

Veterans Legal Clinic Opens in Syracuse

Veterans Legal Clinic Opens in Syracuse

January 23, 2015 at 7:20 pm 0 comments

On January 8, 2015, Syracuse University College of Law officially opened the Veterans Legal Clinic. The Veterans Legal Clinic will provide free legal assistance with: Processing VA claims Representing veterans in VA claim appeals Military Discharge upgrades Veterans will also have priority status in the college’s eight other clinics: FamilyRead More

Have you Discovered LawHelpNY.org Yet?

Have you Discovered LawHelpNY.org Yet?

January 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

If you haven’t taken the time to explore LawHelpNY, then stop what you’re doing, open a new tab in your browser, and type www.lawhelpny.org in the search box. Whether you are a new reader or regular of the RealNY blog, you should know the information you are getting is poweredRead More

Homeless Students Rights

Homeless Students Rights

December 15, 2014 at 7:03 am 0 comments

What you need to know as a homeless student.

Collateral Consequences Resource Center Launches

Collateral Consequences Resource Center Launches

December 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm 0 comments

In 2013, there were over half a million adult arrests made in New York State. A portion of those arrests are for minor crimes and have ended without a conviction. [source] The impact of an arrest on a person’s life is not often measured, seen, or heard by others. But,Read More

Have immigration questions?  New hotline can help

Have immigration questions? New hotline can help

November 7, 2014 at 3:40 am 2 comments

New Yorkers with an immigration question can call the New York State New Americans Hotline, 1-800-566-7636, for general information and referrals on immigration and naturalization questions.   New York State has the second largest immigrant population in the nation, which includes more than 1.2 million immigrants who reside outside the NewRead More

Every year, thousands of New Yorkers are taken to court for debt.

Free financial counseling for NYC residents

November 3, 2014 at 8:24 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

Immigration and Domestic Violence

Immigration and Domestic Violence

November 3, 2014 at 3:57 am 0 comments

You do not need to have legal immigration status to get help with domestic violence There are certain rights you have in New York State even if you do not have legal immigration status: You have the right to call the police if you feel you are in danger insideRead More