MFJ in the News

MFY Staffs Free Legal Clinic for Hurricane Victims in Chinatown

MFY Legal Services, in collaboration with City Councilmember Margaret Chin and other elected officials who represent the lower Manhattan community, will offer legal assistance to hurricane victims who need help to secure FEMA benefits, replacement food stamps, emergency social security payments, and disaster unemployment assistance. Click here for information in English, Spanish and Chinese.

MFY to Speak at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Hearing

MFY Supervising Attorney Carolyn Coffey will join Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) Director Richard Cordray and others in speaking at a field hearing on debt collection to be held in Seattle, Washington at 10 a.m. (PST) on October 24, 2012. Ms. Coffey, a nationally recognized expert on debt collection abuse, will share MFY’s experience in …

MFY Reveals Food Failure in Adult Homes

In an article in the September-October 2012 Clearinghouse Review, MFY Attorney Jota Borgmann shows how poor quality food and lack of food choices exacerbate health problems for adult home residents, and details some emerging solutions to ongoing food problems in institutionalized settings.

MFY Helps Job Seekers Cheated by Placement Company

On October 4, 2012 dozens of New Yorkers came to MFY after a job placement agency took between $200-$400 from each job seeker, then disappeared, leaving documents with personal information strewn about their office. MFY advised the job seekers of their rights and how to protect themselves from identity theft, and then facilitated an official …

MFY Submits Recommendations to Improve the Proposed Regulation Limiting the Percentage of Residents with Serious Mental Illness in Adult Homes

MFY Legal Services, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and the Urban Justice Center submitted joint testimony making recommendations that would improve the New York State Department of Health’s proposed regulations limiting the percentage of residents with serious mental illness in adult homes with a certified capacity of 80 or more beds to less …

WBAI Interviews MFY on Foreclosure “Shadow Docket”

WBAI, a New York City public radio station, interviewed MFY Deputy Director Elise Brown and foreclosure Senior Staff Attorney Adam Cohen on “Talk Back,” on June 12, 2012, about MFY’s recently released report, Justice Unsettled, which describes the devastating impact of the “shadow docket” on the state’s distressed homeowners. Click here for a link to …