Free Legal Services in Red Hook

Red Hook Initiative will be partnering with @legalaidnyc to offer free legal services to Red Hook residents post-Sandy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12–3pm (ongoing). Information Website: http://www.rhicenter.org  Twitter: @legalaidnyc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedHookInitiative

Legal Clinics Nov. 23-Dec. 1

Friday, November 23 10AM-3PM NYLAG Mobile Legal Help Center (MLHC) Beach 25th St & Seagirt Ave, Far Rockaway (Queens) Saturday, November 24 11AM-4PM Common Law 336 Beach 38th Street Sunday, November 25 12PM-4PM 596 Acres & UnLocal 336 Beach 38th Street 10:30-2:30PM YANA Between 112 and 113th Street on Rockaway Beach Boulevard City Bar Justice Center 1-4pm 1128 Olympia Ave … Continue reading

Legal Clinic Schedule

Saturday, November 17 10AM-4PM Yana, 113 St & Rockaway Beach Blvd. Rockaway, NY 10-4PM Veggie Island 95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 10-3PM PS 197 825 Hicksville Rod at B9th Street Sunday, November 18 10AM-3PM Yana, 113 St & Rockaway Beach Blvd. Rockaway, NY 10AM-3PM Veggie Island 95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 12-4pm 596 Acres & Unlocal 336 Beach … Continue reading

Sandy Legal Volunteers

Hello Sandy Legal Volunteers – Thank you so much for offering your help to those affected by Sandy. We are working to help get legal benefits to impacted residents and need to get a better sense of your legal experience. Please take a moment to fill out this form. We will be in touch very soon!   Best, Occupy Sandy Legal … Continue reading

Free Legal Clinic for Small Businesses

There will be a free legal clinic for small businesses harmed by the storm Friday at 1 Liberty Plaza, the big black building across from Zucotti Park. It’s Friday, November 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To sign up, business owners should go to http://cgsandybusinessclinic.eventbrite.com or contact Lauren Coakley-Vincent at 212-618-8926 or LCoakleyVincent@sbs.nyc.gov. People can just show up, but it’s … Continue reading

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Training for pro bono attorneys and other interested volunteers via a live webinar on Friday, November 9th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

In the aftermath of Sandy, the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has mobilized a “Storm Response Unit” to provide disaster relief for storm victims who now face an array of urgent legal issues. Since launching our program last Friday, we have been inundated with hundreds of requests for assistance. In order to handle this huge volume we are turning to our pro bono partners for help.

NYLAG will host a training for pro bono attorneys and other interested volunteers via a live webinar on Friday, November 9th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
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Tenants and Homeowner Rights

Legal Information for Tenants and Homeowners FHA ordered a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures in disaster areas: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/05/us-storm-sandy-foreclosures-idUSBRE8A41DD20121105 and http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2012/HUDNo.12-167 Fannie and Freddie stated that impacted homeowners in disaster areas may qualify for a year of forbearance on their mortgage, or may be eligible to have their foreclosure waived for up to a year or have penalties or late fees waived: … Continue reading