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  The Food Stamp Program was established in the 1930s as a food assistance initiative designed to help families.   In 1974, Congress required every state to offer Food Stamps.   In 2012, the program was renamed the Supplemental Nutrition … Read More …

Legal Aid Society to offer free rides out of Amsterdam office

  The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York has announced a pilot program to offer free Uber rides to need-qualified clients in Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie counties.   LASNNY Executive Director Lillian Moy said the grand opening of the … Read More …

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern N.Y. celebrates the opening of new location

  LASNNY opened its new location at 6 Market St., Amsterdam along with a new free ride pilot program to help provide transportation services to their clients.   “I feel very excited. The space is beautiful. It’s very welcoming and … Read More …

City engineer: Amsterdam’s Church Street reconstruction won’t happen in 2019

  Once seen as a boon to the city, the receipt of two state grants for the same Church Street reconstruction project from legislators of different parties has caused the start of the project to be delayed until at least 2020, … Read More …

Request for Proposals: Anti-Racism/Race Equity Training

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (“LASSNY”) seeks proposals to assist the organization to provide the LASNNY with anti-racism/race equity training to create a common vocabulary and understanding amongst all staff prior to engaging in priority setting and … Read More …

NY Foreclosure Legal Services in Jeopardy in Wake of Funding Cut Proposal, Advocates Say

  Two-thirds of legal service providers in New York that offer free counseling on foreclosure prevention for struggling homeowners could be forced to stop offering that aid in April if Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers don’t set aside funds … Read More …

Welcome Nick Buono

Please welcome Nick Buono our new staff attorney for the Senior Legal Services Program at the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York in Albany, NY.   He represents clients over the age of 60 in a wide range of civil … Read More …

Save the NY Program that Keeps Homeowners Out of Foreclosure

Ten years ago, New York State was experiencing one of the most widespread and devastating foreclosure crises in our history. Predatory lending practices flourished in the years leading up to 2008, with tens of thousands of homeowners refinancing mortgages at … Read More …

Legal Aid Lawyer Enters St. Clare’s Pension Fight

  So far, the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York has two former hospital workers as clients, said Victoria Esposito, advocacy coordinator for the Albany-based not-for-profit group.   Esposito said she will be investigating the troubled pension fund that … Read More …

First St. Clare’s Pensioner Secures Legal Team

More than 1,000 former St. Clare’s Hospital employees continue to fight to receive their pensions in full. Now, one of them has been able to secure a legal team.   The pensioner, who wants to remain anonymous, is represented by … Read More …