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 [...]