Poverty as a New Protected Class

By: Caroline Iosso, Fair Housing Advocate. Since their inception, fair housing laws have aimed to integrate populations and persons of different ethnicities and races. These laws exist in order to promote equal access to housing opportunity and to ensure that landlords and real estate agents cannot pick and choose who lives where and who gets [&hel...

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Structural Violence: Discrimination in Housing

By: Justina Walker, Legal Advocate Imagine working for ten to twelve hours every day, seven days a week. You’re exhausted. It is in part physical, but extends far beyond that. It is not normal, for those who come from more privileged backgrounds, but it has become your normal. The exhaustion you feel, you resent, and […]

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Thomas McC. Souther Named Chair of Brooklyn A Board of Directors

Brooklyn A is proud to announce the appointment of Thomas McC. Souther as Chair of our Board of Directors. Souther is a partner in the White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP’s New York office. He received his J.D. in 1984 from Fordham University School of Law. He has been on […]

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Pass It On!

Passing on affordable apartments to family members is a big part of keeping NYC affordable. This guide will show you how.  Click the image below for the full poster.

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New Poster Helps Families In NYC Remain In Their Affordable Homes

APRIL 6, 2016 (Brooklyn, NY) – The shortage of affordable housing in New York City is well known, and as Mayor de Blasio works to advance his city-wide housing plan, efforts to create new affordable housing have been extensively reported upon. Much less has been written about efforts to preserve the affordable housing that already exists, [&h...

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Brooklyn A Rallies Over 94 Franklin Avenue

Brooklyn A held a rally at 94 Franklin Avenue on the morning of Thursday April 14th, where tenants have been out of their homes for over 10 months due to the deliberate demolition work done by the landlord and the construction of an unauthorized and unpermitted building just behind theirs (which provoked the vacate orders by […]

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Honoring Our Dear Friend Robert MacCrate

We at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A (Brooklyn A) are deeply saddened by the passing of Robert MacCrate, a dear friend and champion of Brooklyn A, who passed away on Wednesday, April 6th at the age of 94. MacCrate’s participation in our Capital Campaign was instrumental. The acquisition of our headquarters, in Williamsburg, named after...

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