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    • Marcus

      Marcus, an Iraq War veteran, was being sued for nonpayment of rent. He was referred to NYLAG to help him keep his home.

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    • Cynthia

      Cynthia and Doug’s home was destroyed by Sandy but one year later, they were no closer to settling their claims. Read how NYLAG helped this family recover.

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    • Kelsey & Jessica

      Jessica & Kelsey came to NYLAG for financial counseling and learned how to make their student loan payments more affordable, while also preserving their credit.

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    • Roger

      When Roger’s savings ran out, his medical bills continued to mount and his meager income made it impossible to pay the rent. He faced imminent eviction.

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    • Lou

      Lou’s Long Island home was infiltrated by mold after Sandy, and the contractor he hired to clean up took his life savings but left the mold. Concerned for his family’s health, Lou asked NYLAG to help him get justice for his family.

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    • Evelyn

      Evelyn was extremely frightened about the prospect of going to court, and before she reached out to NYLAG, was prepared to pay over half of her life savings to make the lawsuit go away. An attorney at NYLAG provided proof of Evelyn’s exempt income and health issues, which convinced the debt collectors to drop the lawsuit.

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    • Mark and Claudia

      Mark and Claudia’s home was badly damaged during Sandy and they were struggling to secure funds to rebuild. After being denied by FEMA and their insurance companies, they came to NYLAG for help.

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    • Olga

      Olga’s Far Rockaway home was severely damaged by floodwater during Superstorm Sandy. She had been denied FEMA benefits and was struggling to make repairs when she came to NYLAG for help.

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    • Margo

      Margo, an 83-year-old Holocaust survivor, came to NYLAG for help with a advanced planning documents when a attorney came across her crushing debt and referred her to the Financial Counseling Division.

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    • Maria and David

      Maria and David had reached the end of their five-year marriage and needed affordable legal help when they found the Divorce Mediation Project at NYLAG.

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    • Maria

      After Hurricane Sandy, Maria, a single mother, visited NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center near tears. Her home had no power or heat, she was cold, and her cell phone battery was almost dead.

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    • Margaret

      Margaret, an 83-year-old living with dementia, was being denied the home care that she needed when she was referred to NYLAG.

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    • Sarah

      Sarah, a mother of two young children was suffering severe abuse from her husband. When the abuse threatened her life, and the life of her unborn child, she was forced into hiding. She trusted NYLAG attorneys to help her start a new life, free from abuse.

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