Envisioning a society
in which there is
justice for all

MOBILIZATION FOR JUSTICE, formerly MFY Legal Services, offers free legal assistance to low-income New Yorkers throughout New York City to resolve legal problems in the areas of housing; foreclosure; civil, disability and aging rights; bankruptcy, tax, consumer, employment, government benefits, immigration, and kinship care. Through these services we prevent homelessness, help seniors and people with disabilities live independently, stabilize families, maintain and increase income, and address racial disparities.

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Working Under “OATH” to Help Taxi Drivers in Need

Mobilization for Justice (MFJ) provides free legal advice and representation to low-income taxi drivers facing civil penalties that threaten their livelihood. We are the only legal services organization doing this work for a distressed, predominantly immigrant population in need of support. Representation by trained advocates significantly improves these drivers’ chances of avoiding or lessening a …

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2019 Dinner & Theatre Benefit

Please join us on Wednesday, June 19 for the 2019 Dinner-Theatre Benefit honoring the pro bono work of Sidley Austin, LLP. The event begins with cocktails at 5:30pm at The Edison Ballroom followed by Dinner at 6:15pm and a performance of Kiss Me, Kate at 8:00pm at the historic Roundabout Theatre.

Five MFJ attorneys hold up signs at a Foley Square demonstration in support of DACA. Signs read: Defend DACA; Keep Families Together; Keep the Dream Alive; We Support DACA.
Mobilization for Justice Supports DACA

Mobilization for Justice strongly opposes any actions to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As part of our immigration practice, we will continue to provide services to DACA recipients and their families and will redouble our efforts to demand immigration reform that provides a path toward citizenship for the millions of people …

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MFJ Helps Tenants in Neglected Bushwick Building Sue Landlord After Years of Neglect

Tenants of 299 Troutman Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn are suing their landlord after many years of enduring severe neglect in their building, including extensive fire damage and dozens of uncorrected housing violations. The tenants are asking the Housing Court to appoint a 7-A administrator to manage their building, recognize their rent stabilized rights, and make …

MFJ Urges Albany to Rein In Abusive Student Loan Servicers

In testimony before the New York State Assembly committees on banking and consumer affairs and in an article in the Times Union, MFJ Staff Attorney Evan Denerstein makes the case for greater regulation of student loan servicers. The testimony discusses studies that show that loan servicers fail to tell borrowers about their options for relief, …

MFJ Speaks Out on NYCHA Development & Privatization

In testimony before the New York City Council’s Committee on Public Housing, Mobilization for Justice Supervising Attorney Justin LaMort urges lawmakers to look carefully at the impact of the Rental Assistance Demonstration program on tenants, which provides federal funding to convert public housing properties into Section 8 project-based housing. While data is sketchy, preliminary research …

Success Story

Concerned senior
Mobilization for Justice Saves a Senior’s Home

Like many seniors throughout Manhattan, Patricia, age 88, was harassed by her landlord, who was determined to force her out of her rent-regulated apartment by making a series of unfounded allegations in an eviction proceeding. Our staff negotiated with the landlord who eventually signed a stipulation that abandoned all of the claims it made in his holdover petition. After her nightmare was over, Patricia’s son wrote to us: “Without great exaggeration, it is fair to say that the services … of the team at Mobilization for Justice were life-saving.”

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