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Consumer Bankruptcy Project: Rachael Bazinski

Through volunteering with CBJC's Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project, Amanda Prentice and Nick Ackerman of Dorsey & Whitney LLP helped secure a victory for a client who was previously unrepresented and struggling to navigate the federal court system.
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October 05, 2020

Helping NYC Small Businesses Survive Through and After the Pandemic

More small businesses in New York City have permanently closed since March 1, than in any other large American city. According to a report by the Partnership for New York City, when the pandemic eventually subsides, roughly one-third of the city’s 240,000 small businesses may never reopen, having already shed 520,000 jobs.

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September 08, 2020

Attention New York Homeowners: Foreclosure Moratorium for FHFA and FHA Loans Are Extended Until the End of 2020

On August 27th, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced an extension of the foreclosure moratoria in place for homeowners with mortgages backed by Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) until at least December 31st, 2020.

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August 19, 2020

#WiFi4Homeless: A Virtual Existence with Virtually No Internet

Sam H. speaks to me from his shelter today, where there has been a complete Wi-Fi outage all day. Sam firmly believes there should be “client accessible Wi-Fi (not weak and intermittent) in every shelter, laptop bans should be prohibited by DHS (Department of Homeless Services), and all shelters should have computer labs”. Specifically, Sam would like to be able to access important email communications or his LinkedIn account to network.

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August 19, 2020

#WiFi4Homeless: Online School, Off-Line in Shelter

Thank you to City Bar Justice Center summer intern Arielle Rosker for her investigation and for reporting on this story. *Disclaimer: Please note pseudonyms are used to protect the identity of recipients of CBJC program services and to preserve client confidentiality. In the typical New York City shelter, internet access is one of many necessities that … Continue reading #WiFi4Homeless: Online School, Off-Line in Shelter

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