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All about rent regulations in NYC

All about rent regulations in NYC

January 13, 2014 at 9:51 am 2 comments

Do you know if your apartment is rent regulated?   There is no doubt that it’s getting harder and harder to find an affordable apartment in New York City.  Despite rent regulations, many NYC apartments are still very expensive for most New Yorkers, especially those with limited income. Or inRead More

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Having problems with your Sandy-related claims?

January 9, 2014 at 6:53 am 0 comments

Reports of problems with insurance companies are surfacing. The Washington Post is reporting that insurance companies are  shortchanging victims of Hurricane Sandy and either not paying or underpaying the claims. The article states, “Many homeowners who got slammed by Hurricane Sandy one year ago are finding that their flood insuranceRead More

Homelessness in New York – Answers to Most Common-Asked Questions

Homelessness in New York – Answers to Most Common-Asked Questions

January 6, 2014 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Homelessness in New York is on the rise.  The total number of homeless individuals in shelters was 50,926 in June 2013.  It’s not a surprise that the most commented blog post on our blog is our blog on Homelessness.  This blog is meant to help answer the multiple numbers ofRead More

The 10 Most Downloaded Legal Resources for New Yorkers

January 4, 2014 at 7:55 pm 0 comments

In 2013, New York State’s legal information website, LawHelpNY.org received over 1 million page views.  Since it’s the beginning of 2014, we decided to take a closer look at this figure and see what were the top 10 most downloaded/viewed resources of 2013. These were the 10 most downloaded legal resources forRead More

Immigrants and Access to the Affordable Care Act

December 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm 0 comments

The National Council of la Raza reports that 10. 2 million Latinos will be eligible for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) when it goes into effect in January 1, 2014.  However, there are still many questions regarding what types of immigration statuses are eligible and which are not. In aRead More

Happy Holidays from New York LawHelp!

Happy Holidays from New York LawHelp!

December 23, 2013 at 5:20 am 0 comments

From the staff of New York Legal Help and New York LawHelp, we’d like to wish you and your families a healthy, happy, and safe holiday season! Please remember that if you or a family or friend is encountering a legal issue and you reside in New York State,  LiveHelpRead More

Brrr, It’s Getting Chilly Outside: Residents of NYC Learn the Heatings Rules for Your Apartment

December 21, 2013 at 3:57 am 0 comments

The City Housing Maintenance Code and Multiple Dwelling Law requires building owners to provide heat and hot water to all tenants.Building owners are required to provide hot water 365 days per year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  Between October 1st and May 31st, a period designatedRead More

23 Tips To Help Make Your Holiday Shopping Fraud-Free and a Little Bit Less Stressful ;)

23 Tips To Help Make Your Holiday Shopping Fraud-Free and a Little Bit Less Stressful ;)

December 15, 2013 at 3:24 am 0 comments

Will you be avoiding the long lines this holiday season by shopping online?  If so, learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and other online crimes. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, with the average victim spending 175 hours and $1000.00 repairing the damage. Cyber criminalsRead More

As Promised: Pet Law in New York City!

December 9, 2013 at 4:42 am 0 comments

While most of LawHelpNY’s housing resources focus on the housing rights of humans, our non-human companions enjoy some legal protections, too! In NYC, tenants who have lived openly and notoriously with a pet may be able to defeat a no-pet clause in a lease.  Residents of NYCHA buildings can haveRead More

Expecting mothers in NYC, you have rights!

Expecting mothers in NYC, you have rights!

December 5, 2013 at 8:24 pm 0 comments

NYC women have something to celebrate this year! Whether dealing with limited maternity leave and work protections, or threats of being laid-off or fired, it’s no secret that expecting mothers do not have an easy time in the US.  Despite the fact that the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act bars employerRead More