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Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. We encourage all eligible attendees to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application
Why You Should Attend
This program provides an overview of New York law that affects many low-income tenants, including eligibility for subsidies, procedures for challenging denials and terminations of subsidies, an overview of New York City Housing Authority Administrative (NYCHA) administrative proceedings, and Housing Court practice and procedure basics. Whether you already work in this field or are considering taking a pro bono case, you will benefit from this training. This is an area where capable legal representation can help families save their homes and avoid the displacement and disruption that result from eviction.
What You Will Learn
- Common New York State/City rental subsidies important to low-income clients
- Housing Court: New York City Right to Counsel Law and practice tips for attorneys representing tenants
- New York City Housing Authority Administrative (NYCHA) policies and administrative proceedings
Who Should Attend
Attorneys and advocates interested in learning about housing law for low-income renters in New York should attend this informative program. Pro Bono attorneys deciding whether to take on a pro bono housing case are particularly encouraged to attend.