At a time when many are predicting a tsunami of eviction instances ensuing from the pandemic, the group Pro Bono Net, in collaboration with multiple authorized support organizations, has launched TenantHelpNY.org, an on-line useful resource designed to assist tenants in New York perceive their housing rights.
The new website offers sources to assist tenants perceive their authorized rights and join with volunteer attorneys to acquire authorized help.
The website additionally has an Advocate Gateway to offer professional bono attorneys with entry to coaching and advocacy supplies, networking with different advocates, and knowledge on professional bono possibilities.
Development of the positioning was funded by grants offered to 6 authorized support companies under the COVID-19 Tenant Legal Assistance Initiative launched final yr by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
The six grantees that participated in improvement of this website are: Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Nassau Suffolk Law Services, and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley.
The new, mobile-friendly website offers tenants with entry to:
- Plain-language guides for tenants and most people.
- Know-your-rights housing data on the COVID-19 disaster, discrimination, incapacity inclusion, and eviction course of.
- A authorized assist listing to help tenants in connecting with volunteer lawyer packages of their area.
- Answers to often requested questions on obtainable COVID-19 housing protections.
Pro Bono Net is a nonprofit group that works in partnership with nonprofit authorized support organizations throughout the United States and Canada to extend entry to justice.