The rights of tenants during foreclosure

In New York State almost 56% of the homes facing foreclosure are rental properties.  This means that every year thousands of New Yorkers are faced with a foreclosure situation they were not aware of!  If you find yourself in this situation, there are several rights and obligations that you must meet. Here is a list … Read moreThe rights of tenants during foreclosure

KinGAP Program Assists Grandparents and Other Relatives Caring for Children

Are you a grandparent or other relative caring for a child?  If so, New York Office of Children and Family Services currently runs the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGap).  This program helps a foster child have permanent placement with a relative who had been the child’s foster parent for at least six months.   The program … Read moreKinGAP Program Assists Grandparents and Other Relatives Caring for Children

New Yorkers at Increased Risk for Foreclosure

The scourge of foreclosure continues to plague New York state and New York City residents. A recent report by the New York State Senate says nearly 30,000 NYC homeowners could soon lose their homes to foreclosure proceedings.  While the foreclosure rate has gone down around the country as the national housing crisis subsides, it has … Read moreNew Yorkers at Increased Risk for Foreclosure

Free air conditioners for eligible New Yorkers

The HEAP NY Funding Assistance for Air Conditioners has launched.  Eligible New Yorkers should apply to see if they qualify.  The Cooling Assistance Component of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) began on May 1.  This means that New Yorkers can now contact their local department … Read moreFree air conditioners for eligible New Yorkers

You wont believe the primary killer of women in NYC

Who would have imagined that the primary killer of women in NYC is domestic violence!  Even with all the awareness, education, and dedicated community groups, in 2012, 68% of all murders of women in our city were related to domestic violence, up from 54% in 2011.  The highest rates of domestic violence are taking place … Read moreYou wont believe the primary killer of women in NYC