Did you know there's a law that protects tenants facing eviction

A law called The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) can help families facing eviction in a foreclosed building. The law requires the new owner (even if it is the bank) to give you at least 90 days notice before you have to leave. If you are a tenant with a lease, the new owner … Read moreDid you know there's a law that protects tenants facing eviction

Finding help if you're a domestic violence victim in NY

For many victims of domestic violence, the daily pain and harassment becomes a shameful secret; making it hard to speak up about it.  Trapped in a vicious cycle of physical and/or verbal abuse, it is unfortunate that many of these victims of domestic violence are never able to escape and instead lose their lives at … Read moreFinding help if you're a domestic violence victim in NY

Foreclosure scams target people struggling with their mortgages

At 8.5%, New York has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.  One of the effects of unemployment is that homeowners throughout NY may also be struggling to pay their home mortgages and may even be facing foreclosure.  Unfortunately, there are many fraudulent companies out there that are keeping a close look at … Read moreForeclosure scams target people struggling with their mortgages

How to find legal aid or low-cost legal help in NY

Last week, the New York Civil Liberties Union released a report focused on five New York counties.  The report highlighted how New York state is failing to provide legal aid to the poor.  The unfortunate conclusion of the report was: that in New York state, justice is “only available to those who can afford it.“ … Read moreHow to find legal aid or low-cost legal help in NY

Housing discrimination on the rise!

Its not a surprise that New York City housing complaints have been on the rise.  This is especially true for low-income tenants who receive a government subsidy to use for rent. Even though the City Council voted to prohibit discrimination in housing based on the tenant’s source of income, complaints to the New York City … Read moreHousing discrimination on the rise!