Our East End office’s new address is 400 West Main Street, Suite 301, Riverhead, NY 11901. Please make note of it. It is now across the street from the old office and next to the Riverhead Library. Phone number 631 369-1112 and fax 631 369-1619 has stayed the same.
Reflecting on Equal Access to Justice: “With every hour of pro bono service, with each diverse applicant, with every specialty bar association event, and with the passionate concern and dedicated work of so many throughout our legal community, we are moving closer and closer to realizing King’s dream.” A. Gail Prudenti , Chief Administrative Judge of the New York State Unified Court System. Read more…http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/PubArticleNY.jsp?id=1202598045280&thepage=1
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES DFS MEDIATION PROGRAM FOR DISPUTED OR DENIED INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR STORM SANDY HOMEOWNERS. See link below
Law its newest initiative: The Sandy Disaster Relief Project provides free legal assistance to residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties to support homeownership retention and foreclosure prevention in the wake of hardships caused by Superstorm Sandy. Eligibility is determined by income qualification (80% of HUD median income) and program capacity.
The Project’s services assist homeowners who face difficulties in meeting mortgage payments and problems in effecting necessary repairs caused by the storm. These issues may involve mortgage forbearance, insufficient FEMA or insurance awards, retention or delay of insurance claim checks, contractor-related issues and other legal claims.
The Project will work in partnership with Nassau Suffolk Law Services Foreclosure Prevention Project in order to assist individuals who are facing foreclosure as the result of arrears and hardships caused by Superstorm Sandy.
Community education is an important component of the Project. Educational seminars and self help materials will be developed for distribution and outreach.
Referrals to the Project can be made by calling Michael DeTrano at 631 232-2400 or 516 292-8100.
The FEMA deadline for Sandy victims has been extended to 3/29/13. SBA disaster loan applications are also due by 3/29/13.
People who sustained losses due to Hurricane Sandy should register with FEMA even if they have insurance. Applying by the deadline may help survivors avoid a funding shortfall if they later find that they are underinsured or have additional damages!
Survivors who register may be eligible for federal grants to help cover various disaster-related expenses, including rent, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
For a FEMA Appeal template go to: http://www.probono.net/ny/nyc/hurricane_sandy/item.4177-FEMA_Appeals_Templates
CDC offering loans to Superstorm Sandy victims whose settlement checks are being held up.
HEAP is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual energy cost. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat related energy emergency. See if you qualify.