Nassau Suffolk Law Services

Dedicated to helping low-income Long Islanders in crisis access justice. Free legal help on civil issues involving the essentials of life, from representing families facing eviction to helping children obtain special education services.

The program is committed to helping people in need vindicate their rights under the law. We provide free legal services in thousands of cases each year as well as legal support to church, agency and grass roots organizations that work with the poor. The staff is comprised of attorneys, paralegals, social workers and support staff. The social work component is a unique feature of the program and is

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Excluded Workers Fund Application FAQs 10/08/2021

Excluded Workers Fund Application FAQs

https://dol.ny.gov/EWFApply
The funds from the Excluded Workers Fund are being rapidly disbursed. The fund provides between $3,200 and $15, 600 for eligible immigrant workers who earned less than $26,208 in the year prior to April 1, 2021, and who could not qualify for Unemployment benefits. Applications, including all necessary documents, must be submitted by 7:30 PM today. Please spread the word!

Excluded Workers Fund Application FAQs Here's what you need to know to apply.

Photos from Nassau Suffolk Law Services's post 10/05/2021

Lacking Health Insurance can have BIG consequences! Nassau Suffolk Law Services Consumer Debt Law Project helps clients with medical debt lawsuits on Long Island all the time to prevent wage garnishment and frozen bank accounts. FREE Health Insurance Application Assistance Happening Now by Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.

09/28/2021

Congratulations to our Advisory Council members-Donna DeVita, Gina Pirozzi, and Bradley Siegel- on their new officer positions! #onthemove

Congratulations to our Advisory Council members-Donna DeVita, Gina Pirozzi, and Bradley Siegel- on their new officer positions! #onthemove

09/14/2021
COVID-19 is still impacting American families and businesses. Do you need financial assistance now? 09/10/2021

COVID-19 is still impacting American families and businesses. Do you need financial assistance now?

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2021/09/covid-19-still-impacting-american-families-and-businesses-do-you-need-financial?utm_source=govdelivery
COVID-19 is still impacting American families and businesses. Do you need financial assistance now? Here are some helpful resources.

COVID-19 is still impacting American families and businesses. Do you need financial assistance now? While some aspects of American life have returned, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact this country, and it may be hard to figure out what help you can get now.

State Lawmakers Extend Eviction Moratoriums to Mid-January - New York State Bar Association 09/02/2021

State Lawmakers Extend Eviction Moratoriums to Mid-January - New York State Bar Association

Attention Commercial/Residential Tenants and Homeowners: New York Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium extended until 1/15/2022. Applications for emergency rental assistance is ongoing. Apply at https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/#apply
Information on mortgage forbearance at https://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumers/coronavirus/mortgage/forebearance_pause_payments

https://nysba.org/state-lawmakers-extend-eviction-moratoriums-to-mid-january/

State Lawmakers Extend Eviction Moratoriums to Mid-January - New York State Bar Association During a special session called by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul this afternoon, state lawmakers approved legislation that extends the residential and commercial eviction and foreclosure moratoriums to Jan. 15, 2022.

Paving the Way for A Better Tomorrow 08/17/2021

Paving the Way for A Better Tomorrow

It's #NationalNonprofitDay, and we're celebrating the staff, donors, advocates, and volunteers who drive our mission forward. Thank you for helping us Pave the Way for A Better Tomorrow.

bit.ly/NSLSPaveTheWay

Paving the Way for A Better Tomorrow 2021 FALL COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE RECEPTION "Paving the Way for A Better Tomorrow" October 27, 2021, 6 pm – 10 pm Larkfield, East Northport, NY For over 55 years, Nassau Suffolk Law Services has been helping people in need. We provide free legal representation and advocacy to low-income and disabled...

Employment Opportunities | Long Island | Nassau Suffolk Law Services 08/13/2021

Employment Opportunities | Long Island | Nassau Suffolk Law Services

We're hiring! Check out our employment opportunities for both paralegals and attorneys in our Nassau and Suffolk offices. https://www.nslawservices.org/employment-opportunities

Employment Opportunities | Long Island | Nassau Suffolk Law Services We are seeking talented professionals who also want to make a difference. Join us!

CITY OF GLEN COVE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM 8/16/21 - 8/18/21 - Glen Cove Community Development Agency 08/11/2021

CITY OF GLEN COVE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM 8/16/21 - 8/18/21 - Glen Cove Community Development Agency

Mark your Calendars! The Glen Cove Housing Choice Voucher Program will be open for applications at 9am on 8/16/21 and end at 5pm on 8/18/21.

http://glencovecda.org/2021/07/16/city-glen-cove-accepting-applications-section-8-housing-choice-voucher-program-81321-81821/

CITY OF GLEN COVE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM 8/16/21 - 8/18/21 - Glen Cove Community Development Agency Glen Cove Section 8 Wait List Opening Public Notice – 2021 July 18

Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Pause Until January 31, 2022 | U.S. Department of Education 08/11/2021

Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Pause Until January 31, 2022 | U.S. Department of Education

Attention, Student Loan Borrowers! In case you missed it, the U.S. Department of Education announced last week a final extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections until January 31, 2022.
https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/biden-administration-extends-student-loan-pause-until-january-31-2022

Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Pause Until January 31, 2022 | U.S. Department of Education WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced a final extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections until January 31, 2022. The Department believes this additional time and a definitive end date will allow borrowers to plan for the resump...

Resources for Veterans 06/24/2021

Resources for Veterans

Resources for Veterans Find the Support You Need

Veterans Rights 06/24/2021

Veterans Rights

WHAT BENEFITS ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR AS A VETERAN? Benefits and services from the Veterans Administration are critical for many who served in our armed forces.

Join us today at 2 pm for a free webinar to learn how to overcome common obstacles to accessing Veterans Administration services, including upgrading discharge status. The presentation will also cover legal issues affecting Long Island Veterans as a result of the pandemic.

REGISTER HERE: https://massapequalibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=17258&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2021/06/01

Veterans Rights This program will use Zoom. You can join the meeting from your computer, tablet, smartphone, or landline phone. Just click on the link provided, no app or download is necessary.  You can also connect by phone if you wish.

Town of Hempstead Emergency Rental Assistance program 06/23/2021

Town of Hempstead Emergency Rental Assistance program

⚠⚠DEADLINE ALERT: Residents of Hempstead looking for Emergency Rental Assistance should apply by today at 5pm!

https://www.lihp.org/herapintake.html

Town of Hempstead Emergency Rental Assistance program

Photos from Nassau Suffolk Law Services's post 06/22/2021

The NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now available for New Yorkers who are struggling with rental or utility arrears as a result of the pandemic.

No matter where you live on Long Island, to be eligible you must have:
• An income below $94,900 for a family of 4
• A financial hardship directly or indirectly due to COVID-19
• Rental or utility arrears

Families are eligible for help regardless of whether they have a written lease and regardless of immigration status.

06/22/2021

NASSAU COUNTY'S Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Program ( Section 8 ) Waitlist Application is now OPEN! 🚩 Application closes JULY 2, 2021 at 4:45PM. 🚩

Read more: app.nassaucountyny.gov/housing/hcv/

NASSAU COUNTY'S Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Program ( Section 8 ) Waitlist Application is now OPEN! 🚩 Application closes JULY 2, 2021 at 4:45PM. 🚩

Read more: app.nassaucountyny.gov/housing/hcv/

The Child Tax Credit | The White House 06/21/2021

The Child Tax Credit | The White House

Today is the #ChildTaxCredit national awareness day! Did you know that the CTC will give most families $250-$300 per child, per month? Here's everything you need to know about qualifying for & getting the CTC for your family. Find all this info & more at childtaxcredit.gov!

The Child Tax Credit | The White House The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever and historic relief to the most working families ever – and

Brentwood Library Housing Information Fair | Brentwood Public Library 06/21/2021

Brentwood Library Housing Information Fair | Brentwood Public Library

Brentwood Public Library Housing Information Fair: June 22, 2021, @ 7:00pm.

Many people are experiencing housing problems because of the pandemic.

💼Meet with an attorney, law student, or housing counselor to learn more about emergency relief programs and your legal rights as a landlord, tenant, or homeowner. Get help submitting an emergency rental assistance application.

Learn about:
⚠- Emergency Rental Assistance (also called ERAP or ERA)
*Emergency rental assistance is available regardless of immigration status.*
- Other emergency assistance programs
📦Eviction
🏡Foreclosure

Advance registration is recommended. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available.

Register: bit.ly/BrentwoodHousingFair-June21

Brentwood Library Housing Information Fair | Brentwood Public Library The Brentwood Public Library serves the residents of the Brentwood School District. Our mission is to provide an environment for lifelong learning by making available responsive services and resources that inform, educate, and enrich the lives of the peop

HomeownerHelpNY 06/19/2021

HomeownerHelpNY

The NYS Office of the Attorney General’s Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP) has helped over 120,000 homeowners statewide in mortgage foreclosure, tax foreclosure, and with deed theft and other scams. Whatever your situation, you have a right to remain in your home through the foreclosure process. Contact the NYS HOPP Toll Free Hotline at 1-855-HOME-456 (1-855-466-3456) or go to https://homeownerhelpny.org/. Assistance is free of charge to all homeowners.

HomeownerHelpNY Thousands of New Yorkers are at risk of foreclosure or targets of scams each year. We're here to provide you with the tools and support to avoid these traps and to help you find qualified mortgage assistance relief services from a network of trusted partners. Services are funded by the government an...

06/18/2021

Nassau Suffolk Law Services will be closed on June 18, 2021 in observation of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the emancipation of people who were enslaved in the United States. This is a day on which we are all invited to reflect not only on the terrible injustices that are part of the history of this country, but on the ongoing and very much unfinished struggle against the racism and oppression which continue to be the be part of our national life.

Nassau Suffolk Law Services will be closed on June 18, 2021 in observation of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the emancipation of people who were enslaved in the United States. This is a day on which we are all invited to reflect not only on the terrible injustices that are part of the history of this country, but on the ongoing and very much unfinished struggle against the racism and oppression which continue to be the be part of our national life.

Photos from Nassau Suffolk Law Services's post 06/16/2021

🏡 APPLY TODAY FOR RENT ASSISTANCE 🏡

If you live in New York and need help paying your rent and bills due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).

💻Learn more: https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/#apply

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: What We Have Learned 06/15/2021

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: What We Have Learned

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day!
Read more to find out how we can fight the neglect and exploitation of our elder citizens.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: What We Have Learned World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 raises awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. This is more important than ever as…

Photos from Nassau Suffolk Law Services's post 06/08/2021

NYS ERAP is now taking applications! 📑 You may be eligible for help to address rental and utility arrears accumulated during the COVID-19 crisis.

What do I need to apply?
✔Personal ID
✔Social Security Number
✔Proof of rental amount
✔ Proof of residency & occupancy
✔ Proof of Income
✔Copy of utility bill (if applying for help paying for utility arrears)

Full List Here: ➡ www.otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/#apply

06/02/2021

📣🛠TECH TIPS for applying for the NY State Emergency Rental Assistance Program:
1. The application seems to work best in Google Chrome. 🌐
2. If you are experiencing difficulties, you could try to clear your cookies and browsing data to see if that solves the problem. ✏️
3. If you receive an error message, it could be that the portal is down temporarily due to high volume. 📈 Please try to refresh the page. 🔄
4. You may also receive an error message if there is missing information‼️, in that case, hit back and correct the information highlighted in red. 🔙

Visit LawHelp/NY's website for updated tech tips! https://www.lawhelpny.org/resource/ny-state-emergency-rental-assistance-program

📣🛠TECH TIPS for applying for the NY State Emergency Rental Assistance Program:
1. The application seems to work best in Google Chrome. 🌐
2. If you are experiencing difficulties, you could try to clear your cookies and browsing data to see if that solves the problem. ✏️
3. If you receive an error message, it could be that the portal is down temporarily due to high volume. 📈 Please try to refresh the page. 🔄
4. You may also receive an error message if there is missing information‼️, in that case, hit back and correct the information highlighted in red. 🔙

Visit LawHelp/NY's website for updated tech tips! https://www.lawhelpny.org/resource/ny-state-emergency-rental-assistance-program

06/02/2021

Visit LawHelp/NY for a list of tech tips before you begin the ERAP application that may help you complete the online application.
https://www.lawhelpny.org/resource/ny-state-emergency-rental-assistance-program

Applications will be accepted starting 9 a.m. today, June 1. Visit otda.ny.gov/ERAP to apply or watch this short video to find out more information: bit.ly/3fvc4r9

06/01/2021

Applications will be accepted starting 9 a.m. today, June 1. Visit otda.ny.gov/ERAP to apply or watch this short video to find out more information: bit.ly/3fvc4r9

Photos from Nassau Suffolk Law Services's post 05/31/2021

📌📌 NY tenants who experienced financial hardship due to the pandemic may be eligible for the NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program, starting June 1, 2021. 📅

📲 Find out what benefits are available and who is eligible here: www.otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/faq.asp

05/31/2021

Our offices are closed today as we recognize the sacrifice made by so many to uphold the American ideals of liberty and justice for all.

Our offices are closed today as we recognize the sacrifice made by so many to uphold the American ideals of liberty and justice for all.

New York City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Lottery 05/28/2021

New York City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Lottery

Today is the last day to apply for the NYC Section 8 Voucher Waitlist. Section 8 Vouchers provide a subsidy to help low-income renters afford safe, decent housing. hcr.ny.gov/section8

New York City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Lottery Applicants must apply while the waitlist is open. HCR will select 30,000 households for the waitlist through a lottery. Those selected for the waitlist will be offered a voucher as one becomes available, and will be subject to additional eligibility screening. Additional terms and conditions may app...

05/28/2021

A partir del 12 de Mayo el gobierno federal está proporcionando pagos directos para la factura de internet de hasta $50 ($75 en territorios tribales) a los hogares elegibles. Visite GetEmergencyBroadband.org para ver si califica!

A partir del 12 de Mayo el gobierno federal está proporcionando pagos directos para la factura de internet de hasta $50 ($75 en territorios tribales) a los hogares elegibles. Visite GetEmergencyBroadband.org para ver si califica!

Photos from Nassau Suffolk Law Services's post 05/28/2021

🌐Enrollment for the Emergency Broadband Benefit is now open! 📶

Find participating broadband service providers offering the Emergency Broadband Benefit in our area: bit.ly/Broadband4NY or apply online:
GetEmergencyBroadband.org

#DigitalDivide #BroadbandForAll

HomeownerHelpNY 05/26/2021

HomeownerHelpNY

HOMEOWNERS — time is of the essence. Various state and federal moratoriums will end in May
and June. Protect yourself and keep your home by contacting NYS HOPP Toll-Free Hotline at 1-
855-HOME-456 (1-855-466-3456) or go to https://homeownerhelpny.org/. We will get you connected
with a housing counseling or legal services program in your area for FREE.

HomeownerHelpNY Thousands of New Yorkers are at risk of foreclosure or targets of scams each year. We're here to provide you with the tools and support to avoid these traps and to help you find qualified mortgage assistance relief services from a network of trusted partners. Services are funded by the government an...

Town of Hempstead Emergency Rental Assistance program 05/25/2021

Town of Hempstead Emergency Rental Assistance program

⚠️🚨The Town of Hempstead Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now open as of 9 am on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 for completion of Intake Forms. 🏡

The Intake period will be open until 5 pm on June 23, 2021. 🗓

For all details and to complete Intake Form, please go to:
https://www.lihp.org/herapintake.html

Town of Hempstead Emergency Rental Assistance program

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