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The Justice Center News blog features our advocacy on issues affecting low-income New Yorkers today and the latest CBJC happenings.  For press releases, click here. For publications, click here.

Property Tax Benefits for New York City Homeowners

by CBJC StaffMarch 12, 2021

Owner occupants of houses, condos, and co-ops in New York City may qualify for a number of important property tax breaks. Seniors, people living with disabilities, veterans and certain other categories of low to moderate income homeowners are eligible for these significant benefits.

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Trailblazer Ramona Morel Receives the Renaissance Award from the New York Institute of Credit

by Cheryl LopezFebruary 18, 2021

On February 3, 2021, Ramona Morel, the City Bar Justice Center’s Consumer Bankruptcy Project Director, was presented with the Renaissance Award at the New York Institute of Credit’s (NYIC) 14th Annual Women in Achievements Awards virtual ceremony for her dedication to excellence in the pro bono sector, and legal and business profession at large.

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5 Return-to-Work Considerations for Cancer Patients and Survivors during the Pandemic

by Vivienne Duncan, Esq.February 15, 2021

Vivienne Duncan, Esq. is the Director of the Cancer Advocacy & Elderlaw Projects. When New York City went into lockdown in March 2020 and non-essential businesses closed, millions of people began working remotely, and some staff were furloughed or laid off.  The pandemic also underscored longstanding employment challenges faced by many cancer patients and survivors.  … Continue reading 5 Return-to-Work Considerations for Cancer Patients and Survivors during the Pandemic

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New COVID-19 Economic Relief Available for Struggling Small Businesses

by Akira Arroyo, Esq.January 13, 2021

Under the third and most recent round of stimulus funding passed on December 27, 2020, and known as the Economic Aid Act, there is some hopeful news for struggling small businesses.

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How to File a Case After the Death of a Loved One in Surrogate’s Court on Your Own (ProSe)

by Lillian Claudio-Blum, Esq.January 4, 2021

This year has been a challenging one for many New Yorkers. The pandemic has suddenly taken many lives, and on top of grieving the loss of a loved one, many of our Planning and Estates Law Project clients are navigating the court system to handle the estates of family members that have passed.

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Financial Literacy for Veterans: Starting the New Year on a Financial Fresh Start

by Ramona Morel, Esq.December 23, 2020

The New Year provides an opportunity to start fresh and look forward to a bright financial future. One resolution to undertake this coming year is financial literacy.

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