Important new benefits coming to immigrants with the new State Health Insurance Exchange

Clic aquí para leer en español You may have started hearing about the new NY State Health Insurance Exchange coming 10/1/13.  Under the federal Affordable Care Act, an Exchange will be operating in every state starting in 2014. This Exchange will be like a marketplace where you will be able to shop for and enroll … Read more Important new benefits coming to immigrants with the new State Health Insurance Exchange

Mayor's Office Fights Against Domestic Violence

The Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) has teamed up with the Advanced Volunteer Opportunity Network (A.V.O.N.) Mentoring Program to improve the social stature of domestic violence victims. The A.V.O.N. foundation awarded the Mayor’s office with a $95,000 grant to help further enrich the work in the office. The grant is a part of … Read more Mayor's Office Fights Against Domestic Violence

New York City Gets Ready For Paid Sick Days

For years, over 1 million New Yorkers have forced themselves to go in to work regardless of their, or a family member’s, poor health. Risk of getting fired, losing preference on good shifts and no access to sick pay are the main causes behind this crisis – a crisis which not only endangers the individual … Read more New York City Gets Ready For Paid Sick Days

Facing Foreclosure? Mortgage Assistance Available

Thank you Center for New York City Neighborhoods (CNYCN) for this guest blog post.  City’s Mortgage Assistance Programs Saves 100 Homes From Foreclosure, Learn if it Could Help You   While the national mortgage crisis recedes from the news headlines, many homeowners that continue to struggle under the heavy burden of unmanageable mortgage debt can feel … Read more Facing Foreclosure? Mortgage Assistance Available

Military Consumer Protection Tools and Tips

Our soldiers and military personnel can often fall victim to scams and fraud. Away from their family for extended periods of time and constantly changing their address, it’s easy to lose track and leave holes for a thief to swipe up your identity in a matter of seconds. According to the Federal Trade Commission, 62,000 … Read more Military Consumer Protection Tools and Tips