Amid an immigration crackdown, affordable housing crisis and pervasive poverty, one Jamaica organization is reaching out to low-income residents and putting power and knowledge into their hands.Read More
For 27 years, low-income Queens residents saddled with mysterious debt, pressured by abusive landlords or forced to navigate a confusing civil court system have had one reliable resource to which they could turn: the Queens Volunteer Lawyers’ Project.
A neighbor had handed Maria what appeared to be a legal paper she found in the lobby of their apartment building. The paper said a company that Maria had never heard of was suing her for thousands of dollars for a credit card. Maria, who is elderly and living on a fixed income, didn’t know what to do.Read More