Our Work

MFY’s programs reach individuals and families facing crises on basic issues, such as housing, government benefits, employment, health care, consumer debt, and family issues.

Adult Home Advocacy Project provides advocacy and trainings to adult home residents throughout New York City and pursues individual and affirmative litigation on issues that impact adult home residents.

Consumer Rights Project provides advice, counsel and representation to low-income New Yorkers on a wide range of consumer issues, including debt, improper judgments, financial scams, identity theft, or other forms of financial exploitation.

Disaster Response Law Project provides legal assistance to low-income New Yorkers devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

Foreclosure Prevention Project provides legal assistance for New York City homeowners facing foreclosure or who are victims of foreclosure rescue scams or abusive loan servicing practices. The project focuses on helping homeowners in hard-hit areas of Queens and Staten Island.

Kinship Caregiver Law Project links low-income kinship caregivers seeking legal custody, guardianship or adoption assistance with private pro bono attorneys and trains these attorneys to represent families in court. The Project also assists kincare families in securing public benefits to which they are entitled.

Lower Manhattan Justice Project helps preserve and promote economic and cultural diversity in Lower Manhattan by increasing access to justice for low- and moderate-income residents and workers, focusing on neighborhoods that were negatively impacted by 9/11. The project provides legal advice, counsel and representation on housing, employment, consumer, and 9/11 health issues.

Manhattan Seniors Project helps Manhattan seniors age in place in their own homes by preventing evictions, securing benefits and resolving related legal problems.

Mental Health Law Project assists people with mental disabilities living in the community, providing advice, counsel and representation on housing, public benefits, disability rights, consumer, and other matters.

Neighborhood Preservation Project helps preserve affordable housing in Manhattan neighborhoods by representing low-income people in eviction proceedings and bringing Housing Part actions to preserve housing.

Nursing Home Residents Project provides information, advice, and advocacy for nursing home residents and their families and provides legal representation in areas such as abuse and neglect, civil rights violations, improper discharge planning, and unfair consumer practices.

Re-Entry Project, part of the Workplace Justice Project, helps those reentering the workforce.

SRO Law Project defends the rights of Single Room Occupancy tenants facing eviction and confronting illegal conversions.

Three-Quarter House Project works to improve the conditions of people living in three-quarter houses (also known as illegal boarding houses) and protect their rights as tenants through individual and class action litigation. Through training and advocacy the project also works to end the placement of people in settings that are unhealthy and dangerous, and to train residents, community advocates, and the public about the rights of three-quarter house residents.

Workplace Justice Project provides legal assistance to low-wage and immigrant workers on wage and hour violations, unpaid wages, unemployment, and other employment-related issues, trains workers on their rights, and promotes better enforcement of protections for workers.

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