LawHelpNY is proud to announce a new series of resources designed to help public housing tenants in New York City successfully get repairs from NYCHA, the city's public housing authority.
What is the justice gap?
In the United States, you only have the right to an attorney if you have been accused of a crime. Constitutional-guarantee of a lawyer does not apply to people fighting civil injustices, even when those that threaten their physical safety, economic security, and family. Such injustices include unlawful eviction, denial of public benefits and limited access to health services.
LawHelpNY.org, powered by Pro Bono Net, is an online tool for helping low-income New Yorkers solve their legal problems. Our mission is to provide and promote access to high-quality online information about:
- Free legal services throughout New York State
- Legal rights in a broad range of substantive areas
- The New York State court system
- Advocacy groups, government offices and social service organizations that help low-income New Yorkers
We are committed to helping low-income and other vulnerable New Yorkers achieve equal access to justice by providing information that is user-friendly in English, Spanish and other languages.
Do you need legal information or a referral to legal services?
Visit LawHelpNY.org for know-your-rights information and referrals to legal service providers throughout the state.