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Lippman expects Congress to restore legal aid

Lippman says he expects Congress to restore funds cut by Trump’s budget. Read the article here. By Robert Gavin, Albany Times Union, Monday, April 3, 2017 Read More …

Permanent Commission on Access to Justice

Commission’s findings on the continuing access-to-justice gap, along with an analysis of the substantial economic benefits to both low-income New Yorkers and New York State from investing in civil legal services. Presented in November 2016. Read it here. Read More …

Trump budget eliminates Legal Services Corp. funding

Trump budget eliminates Legal Services Corp. funding POSTED MAR 16, 2017 08:45 AM CDT BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget eliminates funding for the Legal Services Corp. In his first budget proposal released Thursday, Trump is cutting … Read More …

What do you think about Affordable Housing?

The City of Albany asks Albany tenants to fill out the Housing Affordability Task Force Tenant Survey, linked here. Read More …

Utility Billing and Payment Scams

These Eight Tips Could Help Prevent a Payment Scam Imposters Demanding Immediate Payment Through Prepaid Cards Should Be Reported News Release from National Grid   Feb. 8, 2017 CONTACT: Virginia Limmiatis – 315-452-7708 Reported utility billing and payment scams are resurfacing … Read More …

Earned Income Tax Credit

IF YOU WORKED THIS PAST YEAR, HAVE THE IRS AND NY STATE WORK FOR YOU: THE EARNED INCOME CREDIT What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? Since 1975, the EITC has helped working individuals and families get more money … Read More …

White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable

First annual report of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable – Expanding Access to Justice, Strengthening Federal Programs is now available online at https://www.justice.gov/atj/page/file/913981/download  This report to the President documents how WH-LAIR has worked over the past four years to … Read More …

Chief Judge DiFiore holds statewide hearing on Civil Legal Services

“Area Business leader Ed Swyer and Third Department Presiding Justice, Karen Peters participate in Statewide Hearing on the need for Civil Legal Services in New York State” ALBANY, N.Y. – On Tuesday September 27th, 2016 Chief Judge of New York … Read More …

LASNNY and AHA Collaborate to Assist Justice-Involved Youth Find Jobs and Housing

New Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) will reduce barriers to housing, jobs and education ALBANY, N.Y. – The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY), in partnership with the Albany Housing Authority (AHA), announces the launch of its Juvenile … Read More …

Building a bridge to a basic right

COLUMBIA COUNTY — Low-income individuals in Columbia and Greene counties will have more access to legal aid, thanks to a recent grant to the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. The grant will allow the society to “build a … Read More …