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Did you know there’s a law that protects tenants facing eviction

Did you know there’s a law that protects tenants facing eviction

September 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

A law called The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) can help families facing eviction in a foreclosed building. The law requires the new owner (even if it is the bank) to give you at least 90 days notice before you have to leave. If you are a tenant withRead More

Finding help if you’re a domestic violence victim in NY

Finding help if you’re a domestic violence victim in NY

September 27, 2014 at 9:53 am 0 comments

For many victims of domestic violence, the daily pain and harassment becomes a shameful secret; making it hard to speak up about it.  Trapped in a vicious cycle of physical and/or verbal abuse, it is unfortunate that many of these victims of domestic violence are never able to escape andRead More

Is insurance charging you more for generic drugs?

Is insurance charging you more for generic drugs?

September 26, 2014 at 1:00 am 0 comments

A recent story on the nonprofit journalism news site, Pro Publica found that some Americans with chronic illnesses are paying more for their drugs.  This is a growing concern because the Affordable Care Act (ACA) specifically bans insurance companies from discriminating against patients with preexisting conditions. Experts are finding outRead More

Foreclosure scams target people struggling with their mortgages

Foreclosure scams target people struggling with their mortgages

September 25, 2014 at 3:35 am 0 comments

At 8.5%, New York has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.  One of the effects of unemployment is that homeowners throughout NY may also be struggling to pay their home mortgages and may even be facing foreclosure.  Unfortunately, there are many fraudulent companies out there that areRead More

Housing discrimination on the rise!

Housing discrimination on the rise!

September 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

Its not a surprise that New York City housing complaints have been on the rise.  This is especially true for low-income tenants who receive a government subsidy to use for rent. Even though the City Council voted to prohibit discrimination in housing based on the tenant’s source of income, complaintsRead More

Bullying by any other name would be as hurtful: Stop Cyberbullying

Bullying by any other name would be as hurtful: Stop Cyberbullying

September 15, 2014 at 2:20 am 0 comments

Every adult around the world probably has some sort of bullying story to tell. Some may even say this is a right of passage, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Why would we allow our children and others children to be subjected to an unnecessary form of sophomoricRead More

Immigrants’ access to the Affordable Care Act

Immigrants’ access to the Affordable Care Act

September 13, 2014 at 9:00 am 3 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

Infographic shows time immigrants spend in detention

Infographic shows time immigrants spend in detention

September 12, 2014 at 12:25 am Comments are Disabled

An infographic developed by Center for American Progress shows how much time immigrants can expect to spend in detention. On average immigrants with no serious offenses can expect to spend an average of one month in detention. However, those that are fighting deportation can be detained three times longer, inRead More

Q&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

Q&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

September 9, 2014 at 1:15 am Comments are Disabled

Earlier this year, New York city officials the Earned Sick Time Act.  This act protects you from losing your job if you have to take time off from work to recover from a physical/mental illness or an injury, care for a sick family member, or seek medical treatment for yourselfRead More

Avoid foreclosure rescue scams

Avoid foreclosure rescue scams

September 8, 2014 at 6:40 pm 0 comments

 If you’re facing foreclosure, it can be easy to listen to scammers promising to help you.  However, the only thing these scammers are interested in is taking advantage of this vulnerable time in your life.  But don’t be fooled — or robbed — by companies falsely promising to save yourRead More