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Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal

Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal

June 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

This post was originally featured on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website. WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to designate Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months based on the conditions resulting from the devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015,Read More

NYC Programs Freeze Rent for Seniors and the Disabled

NYC Programs Freeze Rent for Seniors and the Disabled

February 23, 2015 at 12:33 am Comments are Disabled

In NYC, seniors and the disabled may be able to get a rent increase exemption. Photo Credit: bondidwhat via Compfight cc Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) are two tenant programs for New York City residents. This program began in 1970, focusing on theRead More

IDNYC an ID for All

IDNYC an ID for All

January 14, 2015 at 11:40 pm 0 comments

IDNYC, an initiative recently launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio will bring peace of mind to tens of thousands undocumented New Yorkers. IDNYC is a free government issued identification card for New York City residents 14 years old and older. This is the largest municipal identification card program in theRead More

Wills and lawyers — who needs them!?

Wills and lawyers — who needs them!?

November 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm 1 comment

Older Yorkers often ask one or both of the following questions about wills:   Do I really need a will? and If so, do I really need a lawyer in order to prepare one?   What follows are some basic answers to these questions. Do I need a will? ThereRead More

Getting an Ordering of Protection

Getting an Ordering of Protection

November 8, 2014 at 10:33 am 0 comments

You may want to seek legal advice before filing for an order of protection There are many ways to protect yourself when leaving an abusive relationship.  One option is filing for an order of protection in your local Family Court.  However, it is best to get advice from an experiencedRead More

Online Grooming

Online Grooming

November 3, 2014 at 9:01 pm 0 comments

Has your child received an expensive gift in the mail, like a webcam, a cell phone with a camera in it, or a trip? These gifts and devices are often for the purpose of encouraging teens to take, produce, and transmit sexually explicit images of themselves. Watch this important videoRead More

Q&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

Q&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

October 27, 2014 at 2:44 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

Tenant Screening Reports: An Unfair Barrier to Housing in NYC

Tenant Screening Reports: An Unfair Barrier to Housing in NYC

October 27, 2014 at 2:42 am 0 comments

New Economy Project speaks with advocates about the use of tenant screening reports, a practice that presents a barrier to thousands of New York City residents in search of residence.

10 signs of child abuse

10 signs of child abuse

October 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

We have the power to prevent and stop child abuse with just a few simple steps.  As a friend, relative, coworker, or professional working with families, one of the most important steps we can take to prevent child abuse is to identify and help families that may be experiencing stresses,Read More

Tween girls face shocking rate of cyberbullying

Tween girls face shocking rate of cyberbullying

October 21, 2014 at 5:13 am 0 comments

Has your child received an expensive gift in the mail, like a webcam, a cell phone with a camera in it, or a trip? These gifts and devices are often for the purpose of encouraging teens to take, produce, and transmit sexually explicit images of themselves. Cyberbullying, especially via mobileRead More