LGBT Advocacy Project

LGBT Advocacy Project

To get help from the LGBT Advocacy Project, call 212-382-6759.

The LGBT Advocacy Project of the City Bar Justice Center is focused on reducing social and economic isolation within the LGBT community by those experiencing or threatened by poverty. The Project provides free legal advice and pro bono representation to income-eligible LGBT New Yorkers in the areas of life planning such as wills and healthcare proxies, discrimination, public benefits, inheritance, housing and foreclosure.

If you self-identify as LGBTQ and reside in New York City, we may be able to assist you with matters like these:

  • Are you behind on your mortgage, coop/condo charges, or property taxes?
  • Have you been served with eviction or foreclosure papers?
  • Has your life partner, spouse or other family member passed and you have questions about your inheritance including a family home?
  • Are you concerned that you might lose housing or other benefits if you get married?
  • Have you suffered discrimination at work, a business or in housing based on your LGBTQ or other protected status?

The LGBT Advocacy Project operates a free, confidential helpline in English and Spanish at 212.382.6759 where you can leave a message 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Calls will be screened and returned on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Scott Kohanowski directs the LGBT Advocacy Project and Kayla Freeman is the project coordinator.

Not sure if this is the right project? Contact our free Legal Hotline at 212-626-7383.

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