Projects

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    • Connect to Care

      During these unpredictable times, surprising numbers of people find themselves in need of economic and financial support.  NYLAG can assist clients with the many legal and financial planning issues that arise. Through Connect to Care (C2C), a UJA-Federation of New York initiative,  NYLAG assists New Yorkers adversely impacted by the economic downturn. NYLAG is the sole […]

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    • Consumer Protection Project

      Consumer Protection Project NYLAG’s Consumer Protection Project helps vulnerable New Yorkers by fighting fraud, predatory lending, and illegal debt collection practices. NYLAG advocates on behalf of clients who are facing identity theft, debt collection scams, credit reporting errors, unjust foreclosure, subprime loan conditions, and other personal financial crises. Attorneys work not only to resolve the […]

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    • Domestic Workers’ Rights Project

      The Domestic Workers’ Rights Project (DWRP) provides free education, advice, and legal representation to domestic workers in the New York City area. DWRP represents domestic workers with employment-related claims. Such issues include: minimum wage overtime pay employment discrimination retaliation unemployment insurance claims DWRP also helps foreign-born domestic workers who are victims of trafficking with applications […]

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    • Foreclosure Prevention

      Preserving homes and stabilizing families by advocating on behalf of New Yorkers who are facing, or are at risk of, foreclosure.

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    • Housing Project

      NYLAG’s Housing Project supports low-income tenants in New York City’s five boroughs through representation, advocacy, brief service, and advice. The Housing Project works to preserve affordable housing for individual tenants and their families, and to assist in preventing homelessness —  as well as insuring safe living spaces. Staff achieves these goals through Defending non-payment and holdover actions in […]

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    • Justice at Work

      NYLAG’s Justice at Work Project provides advice, consultations, and legal representation to low-wage workers on issues related to employment. Cases typically involve Unemployment insurance Employment discrimination Wage and hour issues Working alone and through partnerships with the private employment law bar, the Justice at Work Project has won back wages and employment reinstatement, as well […]

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    • Public Benefits Practice

      NYLAG’s Public Benefits Practice handles matters related to eligibility for a full range of federal and state public benefits. Staff handle individual public assistance, food stamps, and Medicaid matters. In addition, other NYLAG divisions handle benefits matters that fall within those practice areas.  Such issues include: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) Supplement Security […]

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    • Volunteer Lawyer for the Day

      The New York State Access to Justice Program and NYLAG launched the Consumer Debt Volunteer Lawyer for the Day for unrepresented litigants in the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. Because of the current economic downturn, significant numbers of New Yorkers are finding themselves summoned to court by debt collectors. In 2008 alone, nearly 300,000 consumer […]

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