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Legal Services NYC fights poverty and seeks racial, social and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers. Our neighborhood-based offices and outreach sites help more than 100,000 New Yorkers annually. Our services are free. LSNYC will never charge its clients for legal representation.



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  • September 05, 2023 

    08-29-23 BLS-championofjustice23-SavetheDate-600dpi

    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | 501 Union
    501 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY  11231


    Jeffrey B. Gewirtz
    Executive Vice President of Business Affairs
         and Chief Legal Officer
    BSE Global
    Association for Neighborhood
          & Housing Development (ANHD)
  • August 22, 2023 

    NEW YORK, NY (August 22, 2023) – Legal Services NYC (LSNYC), the nation’s largest provider of free civil legal help to low-income New Yorkers, is proud to announce that Greg Klemm will join the organization in September 2023 as Chief Financial Officer. Klemm will oversee LSNYC’s financial responsibilities and strategies, including compliance for government (federal, state, and city) contracts and private grants, yearly budget planning and implementation, overseeing all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, and managing the overall financial health of the organization. LSNYC has a budget of more than $110 million from over 200 federal, state, city, foundation, and donor sources.
  • July 31, 2023 

    QUEENS, NY (July 31, 2023) – Rent-stabilized tenants in three buildings owned by Zara Realty (140-60 Beech Avenue, 140-30 Ash Avenue, and 140-50 Ash Avenue) held a press conference in Queens yesterday to demand that Zara Realty stop tenant harassment, including asking for birth and marriage certificates, charging unnecessary fees for keys and move-ins, and trying to unlawfully raise rents by filing Major Capital Improvement (MCI) applications with the NYS Department of Homes and Community Renewal (DHCR), the state agency that oversees rent stabilized buildings in New York. Tenants called on DHCR to deny Zara’s applications due to building disrepairs and apply the letter of the law which prohibits MCIs while certain violations exist. Zara, which manages more than 2,500 rent-stabilized apartments across Queens, is notorious for deceptive rent practices and intimidation tactics and is being sued by the NYS Attorney General Letitia James. Tenants are being organized by CHHAYA CDC and Catholic Migration Services and represented by Queens Legal Services’ Tenant Rights Coalition.