Community Service Society’s Financial Coaching Corps

Published on August, 1 2022
CSS’s Financial Coaching Corps is happy to offer financial coaching to interested participants through our helpline. If your clients need help in the areas of budgeting, banking, credit, and debt, they can speak with one of our financial coaches, either in person or virtually. Experienced volunteer coaches, trained and certified by the Community Service Society of [...]

Pandemic Emergency Assistance Program (PEAF) for Back-to-School Payment and Infant Nutritional Assistance Payment

Published on July, 14 2022 by Leslie Bailey
The New York State office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is issuing a one-time, non-assistance cash payments to help eligible families purchase back-to-school supplies and to help certain households with a child under the age of 3 to purchase formula or food.OTDA will issue these payments directly to the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cash account. [...]

HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agencies

Published on July, 13 2022
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds housing counseling agencies that provide a full range of housing counseling services. These services include:Assisting persons who are unsheltered find transitional housing;Finding affordable rental housing;Financial literacy training to individuals and families;Assisting homebuyers in evaluating their readiness for a home purchase and navigating through the homebuying process;Foreclosure [...]

Additional Protections for Unrepresented Parties in Housing Court

Published on July, 12 2022 by Yvonne Peña
Earlier this year, a change to the NYS Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law took effect giving unrepresented parties (landlords or tenants) protections when agreeing to a Stipulation of Settlement (commonly known as a stipulation, or an agreement between landlords and tenants) in all housing court cases.The Law now requires that all housing court judges ask [...]