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.

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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Mobilization for Justice Triples Anti-Eviction Services for Bronx Tenants

Over the past year, Mobilization for Justice has tripled the number of Bronx tenants whose affordable housing it helps preserve.

The Impact of the New Administration

Jeanette Zelhof, Executive Director; Orier Okumakpeyi, Senior Staff Attorney; Montel Cherry, Supervising Attorney; and Kevin Cremin, Director of Litigation, discuss Mobilization for Justice’s deep concerns about the impact the new administration will have on our clients who are a diverse group of people who struggle every day to maintain housing, income and the precious few …

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MFJ Urges City Council to Adopt Law Clearly Defining Tenant Harassment

Mobilization for Justice Staff Attorney Shi Shi Wang testified before the New York City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings today, supporting Intro. 1721-2017, which will amend the current definition of tenant harassment by landlords to include misrepresenting the condition of a dwelling unit; knowingly misrepresenting work to be performed in a permit application that …

MFJ Report: Nursing Home Residents Are Often Illegally Confined

A report released today by Mobilization for Justice details how nursing homes’ restrictive day pass policies violate residents’ rights to community integration. It describes the barriers nursing home residents face when they attempt to leave the home to visit family or friends, go to religious services, shop, or simply sit outside in the fresh air. …

Mobilization for Justice Supports Right to Know Act

Mobilization for Justice has endorsed the Right to Know Act, a legislative package before the New York City Council to protect the civil and human rights of New Yorkers in everyday encounters with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) by improving transparency and accountability. More than 200 organizations have endorsed two bills (Int. 182B …

Success Story

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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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