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Child Tax Credit Upcoming Deadline

Dear friends, Earlier this year, President Joe Biden extended the Child Tax Credit to include advance monthly payments to help families manage the financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Child Tax Credit is a crucial benefit. Families with…

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Make it happen

Dear friends, Lauro and Lupe came to the United States from Ecuador hoping to improve their family's lives. They sent their sons to the local public schools in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and taught them the value of a good education.…

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Leviathan

Dana makes a case for staying in the apartment where she lived and cared for her aunt Sheila. Dear friends, This is the story of how Dana avoided eviction from her apartment in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. It shows why…

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In real life

Dear friends, In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brooklyn A expanded its virtual education efforts. But the fact remains that access to internet and a computer is limited for many individuals and families throughout New York City. We must acknowledge…

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Class of 2021

Dear friends, Brooklyn A is committed to providing high-quality, low-barrier legal services to traditionally marginalized communities, which means our work often requires all hands on deck. This summer, our Summer Intern Class of 2021 did just that and contributed valorously…

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Rent relief

Dear friends, Mass evictions loom over our city as the federal and state governments' eviction moratoria are due to expire and many questions remain on rent relief. In brief, the federal and New York eviction moratoria may be gone in…

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Are you caught up?

We wanted to share a round up of the updates we've been receiving from our Program Directors and Advocates. Dear friends, As we continue to meet the challenges of recovery and uncertainty in a world reckoning with the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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9 Million Americans

Dear friends, Mr. Diaz, one taxpayer I worked with recently, moved back to New York during the pandemic to help support his family. Upon arriving he struggled to find work to pay for his necessary living expenses. Many New Yorkers…

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The Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Low and moderate-income families at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability can apply to the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) for relief. Households approved for ERAP may receive: Up to 12 months of rental arrears payments for rents…

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