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10 Most Downloaded Legal Resources for NYers

10 Most Downloaded Legal Resources for NYers

July 21, 2014 at 1:04 am 0 comments

According to statistics from New York’s legal aid information website, LawHelpNY.org, low-income New Yorkers downloaded legal resources related to family-related and housing issues in 2013.  During this year, LawHelpNY received over 350,000 visits and over 1 million page views. After reviewing the information that users were searching for, it becameRead More

Law expert dishes on debt collection tips for New Yorkers

Law expert dishes on debt collection tips for New Yorkers

July 17, 2014 at 10:26 pm 0 comments

Each year, thousands of New Yorkers find themselves unable to keep up with financial obligations.  If you find yourself unable to pay down your debt and having to deal with debt collection, the repercussions can make the situation overwhelming and paralyzing. Learning the ins and outs of the debt collectionRead More

Why care about identity theft?

Why care about identity theft?

July 14, 2014 at 8:35 pm 0 comments

This video shows what happens when someone learns the hard way about the importance of identity theft.  This free video is provided by the Federal Trade Commission.

The rights of tenants during foreclosure

The rights of tenants during foreclosure

July 14, 2014 at 8:19 pm 0 comments

In New York State almost 56% of the homes facing foreclosure are rental properties.  This means that every year thousands of New Yorkers are faced with a foreclosure situation they were not aware of!  If you find yourself in this situation, there are several rights and obligations that you mustRead More

Immigrants’ access to the Affordable Care Act

Immigrants’ access to the Affordable Care Act

July 14, 2014 at 8:56 am 0 comments

The National Council of la Raza reports that 10. 2 million Latinos are eligible for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Yet, there are still many questions regarding what types of immigration statuses are eligible and which are not. In a nutshell, under ACA only “lawfully present” immigrants can qualify toRead More

Do You Know a Veteran Struggling with PTSD?

Do You Know a Veteran Struggling with PTSD?

July 10, 2014 at 12:40 pm 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

What you dont know about student loans

What you dont know about student loans

July 10, 2014 at 5:43 am 0 comments

Student debt in the United States has now passed the $1 trillion mark.  This debt is now substantially greater than both credit card and auto debt loans. Although, student loans provide people with the opportunity to get college education, there are still significant costs to borrowing this money. For example,Read More

New Yorkers at Increased Risk for Foreclosure

New Yorkers at Increased Risk for Foreclosure

July 7, 2014 at 9:31 pm 0 comments

The scourge of foreclosure continues to plague New York state and New York City residents. A recent report by the New York State Senate says nearly 30,000 NYC homeowners could soon lose their homes to foreclosure proceedings.  While the foreclosure rate has gone down around the country as the nationalRead More

New York Cooling Assistance

Free air conditioners for eligible New Yorkers

July 7, 2014 at 2:50 am 0 comments

The HEAP NY Funding Assistance for Air Conditioners has launched.  Eligible New Yorkers should apply to see if they qualify.  The Cooling Assistance Component of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) began on May 1.  This means that New Yorkers canRead More

Protect yourself from spam emails

Protect yourself from spam emails

July 5, 2014 at 3:44 am 0 comments

Spam traffic keeps going up—in fact, according to some computer security experts, it’s about double what it was a year ago. To make matters more serious, these days most spam emails come with malicious attachments.  It’s important to not download or open any attachment if you are not SURE whoRead More