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    • Claire

      For a year everything at work seemed good. Claire was an exemplary employee and felt valued by her employer. When she learned she was pregnant, she happily told her supervisor. But then things began to change.

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    • Marcus

      Marcus, an Iraq War veteran, was being sued for nonpayment of rent. He was referred to NYLAG to help him keep his home.

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    • Cynthia

      Cynthia and Doug’s home was destroyed by Sandy but one year later, they were no closer to settling their claims. Read how NYLAG helped this family recover.

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    • Kelsey & Jessica

      Jessica & Kelsey came to NYLAG for financial counseling and learned how to make their student loan payments more affordable, while also preserving their credit.

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    • Roger

      When Roger’s savings ran out, his medical bills continued to mount and his meager income made it impossible to pay the rent. He faced imminent eviction.

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    • Lou

      Lou’s Long Island home was infiltrated by mold after Sandy, and the contractor he hired to clean up took his life savings but left the mold. Concerned for his family’s health, Lou asked NYLAG to help him get justice for his family.

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    • Evelyn

      Evelyn was extremely frightened about the prospect of going to court, and before she reached out to NYLAG, was prepared to pay over half of her life savings to make the lawsuit go away. An attorney at NYLAG provided proof of Evelyn’s exempt income and health issues, which convinced the debt collectors to drop the lawsuit.

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    • Mark and Claudia

      Mark and Claudia’s home was badly damaged during Sandy and they were struggling to secure funds to rebuild. After being denied by FEMA and their insurance companies, they came to NYLAG for help.

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    • Olga

      Olga’s Far Rockaway home was severely damaged by floodwater during Superstorm Sandy. She had been denied FEMA benefits and was struggling to make repairs when she came to NYLAG for help.

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    • Margo

      Margo, an 83-year-old Holocaust survivor, came to NYLAG for help with a advanced planning documents when a attorney came across her crushing debt and referred her to the Financial Counseling Division.

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    • Maria and David

      Maria and David had reached the end of their five-year marriage and needed affordable legal help when they found the Divorce Mediation Project at NYLAG.

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    • Marla

      Marla and her diabetic son had been evicted and were living in a mouse-and-roach-infested shelter when they came to NYLAG for help.

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    • Meet the DREAMers

      Many young people who grew up in New York are unable to pursue new opportunities, solely because they were born on foreign soil. “Deferred Action” brings hope to these individuals.

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    • Maria

      After Hurricane Sandy, Maria, a single mother, visited NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center near tears. Her home had no power or heat, she was cold, and her cell phone battery was almost dead.

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    • David

      I was rendered disabled after serving as a 9-11 first responder and years later suddenly lost my job. With no was to pay my mortgage, I was served a notice of foreclosure and thought I was surely going to lose my home. Everything changed when I met two attorneys from NYLAG in the courthouse.

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    • Caryn

      Caryn was suffering severe abuse from her ex-partner when she was referred to NYLAG. The unique expertise of her attorneys made a real difference.

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    • Anna

      Anna is a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor whose gambling-addicted son was spending her limited income. She and her daughter were desperately searching for help.

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    • Sonia

      Sonia, a 13-year-old student classified as “learning disabled,” was suffering from repeated bullying in the classroom. Her mother was searching for help when she was connected with attorneys from NYLAG.

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    • Francisco

      My employment situation had changed and I before I knew it, I was facing foreclosure. I feared my family would be left without a home and the bank was doing little to help.

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    • Mariam

      Mariam grew up in Mali in an extremely traditional, religious family where she suffered years of familial abuse. She came to the United States seeking asylum when she met attorneys from NYLAG’s Immigrant Protection Unit.

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    • Denise

      Denise suffers from severe asthma and was living in a mold and roach-infested apartment. When her doctor found out about her housing situation, she referred her to NYLAG.

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    • Faina

      Faina and her husband were several months behind on rent due to their limited income. Their landlord was threatening eviction and refusing to accept valid Section 8 housing assistance vouchers when they were referred to NYLAG by a community center.

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    • Margaret

      Margaret, an 83-year-old living with dementia, was being denied the home care that she needed when she was referred to NYLAG.

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    • Hassum

      I ran a successful business in New York until the economy turned and left me without full-time work. I was being sued by a debt collecting agency and was unsure of my legal options. Waiting for my case to be called in court, I met an attorney from NYLAG.

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    • Marisol

      After an unexpected disruption in my career, I was facing foreclosure. I had worked for years to afford a home for my children and I was determined not to give up. Speaking limited English, the process seemed overwhelming until I met two attorneys from NYLAG.

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    • Manuel

      Fraudulent charges that I thought I had resolved were passed along to debt collectors and resulted in a lawsuit. It seemed to come out of no where when my employer told me that my wages were being garnished. I was thankful to find NYLAG’s Volunteer Lawyer for a Day Program in court.

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    • Hannah

      Hannah, a 92-year old widow and Holocaust survivor was denied a ghetto pension from Germany. She needed the funds to stabilize her income and manage medical expenses. NYLAG’s expert Holocaust Compensation Assistance Project attorneys appealed her case.

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    • Bruce

      When the foreclosure process started, I was contacted by dozens of attorneys who offered to get me a modification “for a small fee.” These were mostly sharks and hucksters, preying on people in tough times. I knew that I could trust NYLAG to do what was in my best interest.

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    • Sarah

      Sarah, a mother of two young children was suffering severe abuse from her husband. When the abuse threatened her life, and the life of her unborn child, she was forced into hiding. She trusted NYLAG attorneys to help her start a new life, free from abuse.

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