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Nassau landlord charged under tenant rights law

Tenant rights laws, eviction moratorium cause confusion in housing sector:   Victoria Esposito, advocacy director for the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, said details of the latest eviction moratorium came out during the holidays, forcing courts and law … Read More …

Despite sweeping eviction ban, question lingers: how do I pay when rent comes due?

New York’s latest eviction ban closes a lot of the gaps left by the previous moratoria from the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offering protections for tenants and landlords. For tenants, it includes a blanket eviction ban for … Read More …

You may be able to get legal and financial help with your eviction

The availability of financial assistance funds and eligibility standards vary. Protection from eviction under the Tenant Safe Harbor Act, the CDC Moratorium/Declaration or other local protections and policies may also limit the availability of financial assistance funds. Make sure to … Read More …

Hundreds of New Yorkers never got their first federal stimulus check

William Bardwell is spending his nights at the City Mission of Schenectady shelter, his days walking the frozen streets, as he waits for his $1,200 stimulus check to arrive, eight months late.   Bardwell, 43, was an environmental field technician, … Read More …

Information for Those With an FHA Loan and a Single Family Home

IF YOU HAVE A FEDERAL HOUSING AUTHORITY (FHA) MORTGAGE AND A SINGLE FAMILY HOME, THEN:   Your servicer may not start or proceed with a foreclosure on your home until February 28, 2021. If your house has been foreclosed on, … Read More …

New Yorkers May be Eligible for Rental Assistance

NEW YORKERS: YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE.   If you:   Have not previously received COVID rental relief; Rent your home; Have a primary residence in New York State; Lost income between April 1, 2020 and July 31, … Read More …

LASNNY PAI Attorneys Recognized at Annual Awards Celebration

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Albany County Bar Association & The Legal Project came together virtually on Wednesday, December 9th to present awards and grants.   WELCOME REMARKS Lillian M. Moy, Esq., LASNNY Executive Director   AWARD OF DISTINCTION … Read More …

Anthony Mohen & Shruti Joshi, Esq. Promoted to Senior Attorney

Congratulations Anthony Mohen & Shruti Joshi, Esq. on your promotions to Senior Attorney   Anthony Mohen works in the Economic Justice and Community Lawyering Project. He represents clients claiming government benefits, and tenants facing eviction.   Anthony is a Hudson Valley native and lives … Read More …

COVID-19 and the Courts: How Can I Stay Safe?

COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread throughout New York State. The courts are still open at this writing, but as of December 7th, 2020 they are hearing only essential cases in person. All other cases are being held virtually.   In … Read More …

Albany Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative to Hold Public Meetings on Police Reform

The City of Albany is announcing seven (7) much-anticipated public meetings to solicit input for its Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative.   Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Chief Eric Hawkins, and the members of the City of Albany Policing Reform and Reinvention … Read More …