Tens of thousands of dollars in grants and funding was provided to Brooklyn Bar’s Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP). The organization will be using the money to increase the size of its foreclosure intervention project.
LP’s Foreclosure Intervention Project is helping to address today’s most pressing need of New York and Brooklyn families, which is mortgage help. They provide free legal assistance and foreclosure counseling to struggling homeowners. VLP has created a pro bono initiative that is now offering direct representation, counsel and advice to assist low and moderate income families who are caught in the wave of foreclosures decimating Brooklyn’s neighborhoods. They have created a partnership with South Brooklyn Legal Services, and together the pro bono lawyers and attorneys will assist homeowners and borrowers by providing a free, limited representation or mediation session at mandatory court settlement conferences. Contact the attorneys at 718·624·0675 to learn more, or find additional ways to get mortgage help.
Additional private and government grants have been awarded to several local legal services agencies, bar associations and other nonprofit organizations in the Brooklyn New York area.
The funding will go towards supporting assistance programs that provide access to free legal advice and justice to low-income or poor immigrants, those who suffer from domestic violence, to senior citizens and the elderly who are neglected or abused, and to incarcerated women. Portions of grant funding will also go to help those people who are seeking assistance and counsel with legal guardianships for bankruptcy, debt collection, disabled children, foreclosures, ,and consumer and credit card debt.
The local attorneys and law organizations to contact in Brooklyn are: South Brooklyn Legal Services Inc.; the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc.; and WomensLaw.org. Find additional ways to get free legal advice. More.
The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD - NYC) has several services and resources available that can provide people with rent help. The assistance program known as housing advocacy and assistance focuses on basic tenants’ rights, eviction proceedings, and can help those in need obtain housing support and rent assistance benefits. Many of the assistance programs the organization funds provide referrals to counseling, local charities, and other relevant activities and organizations. They can be reached at (212) 442-6015.
Another program offered by DYCD is assistance for immigrants. They try to provide immigrant families and individuals with the tools and resources they need to take full advantage of the educational, professional, health, social, and employment resources available to them.
Dozens of other resources, non-profits, and government programs operate in the greater New York City and Kings County region. Tens of thousands of working poor and low income families use these services every year. Find everything from help for bills, food, rent, and more. Click more New York City assistance.
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