The Advocacy Group

thru: Legal Services of Central New York

Provide representation in housing cases, where clients’ homes or access to housing are threatened:
  • Eviction
  • Accessing subsidized housing
  • Systemic code enforcement problems
  • Water and utility shut-offs due to landlord failure to pay
  • Privatized municipal foreclosure on taxes
  • Property flipping schemes
  • Predatory mortgages
  • Mortgage scams
  • Housing discrimination
  • Equity stripping schemes
Provide assistance to people who have been the victims of consumer fraud, scams, or deceptive practices:
  • Predatory lending
  • Collection practices
    • Repossession
    • Garnishment
    • Harassment by creditors
  • Payday loans
  • Installment sales
    • Consumer loans
    • Rent to own
    • “Easy Payment” plans
  • Public utilities
  • Unfair and deceptive sales practices
  • Advice on bankruptcy
  • Advice on credit consolidation
  • Education about consumer rights
Represents people denied public benefits or employment due to system-wide problems.
  • Systemic benefit issues, such as county offices placing limits or obstacles to benefits applications
  • Denials of procedural rights in applying for or continuing public benefits
  • Systemic wage and hour issues
  • Discrimination in employment based on improper use of arrest records
Help people who have been denied access to or full participation with government programs based on limited English proficiency.
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Access to health services
  • Access to government benefits and services

Eligibility: Call for information.

Application Process: Call to apply.

Required Documentation: Varies based on service.

Fees: No fee for service.

Coverage Note: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, and Oswego Counties.


This program is offered here:

Legal Services of Central New York

Map Marker 1
221 South Warren Street
Suite 300
Syracuse NY 13202
Toll Free:
M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM.


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