MFY clients Joyce Harden and Melissa Jaime, both victims of improper foreclosure procedures by Wells Fargo, are featured in news reports around NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s announcement of legal action against major banks for violating the national mortgage settlement agreement.
An article in DNA.info describes how MFY attorneys and Cardozo Law School students teamed up to help Hurricane Sandy victims. Students assisted MFY attorneys in helping clients while earning hours toward their requirement of 50 hours of pro bono service.
Fox News reports on cases challenging abusive debt collection practices, including MFY’s objections to a Midland Funding settlement and class action lawsuit, Sykes v. Mel S. Harris.
In testimony before the NYC Rent Guidelines Board, MFY urged the city to protect Single Room Occupancy dwellings, the housing of last resort for single New Yorkers living in poverty.
2013 marks MFY's 50th anniversary and we're having a spectacular gala on June 13, 2013. Click here for information on sponsoring a table or purchasing tickets.
50TH ANNIVERSARY ALUMNI REUNION: We're planning an alumni reunion party for Thursday, September 26, 2013. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
MFY is seeking to sponsor fellowship proposals for September 2014. Click here for information.
Click here to see externs from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP speak about their experiences preserving affordable housing for low-income New Yorkers (four-minute video).
MFY Legal Services, Inc. envisions a society in which no one is denied justice because he or she cannot afford an attorney. To make this vision a reality, MFY provides free legal assistance to residents of New York City on a wide range of civil legal issues, prioritizing services to vulnerable and under-served populations, while simultaneously working to end the root causes of inequities through impact litigation, law reform and policy advocacy.