The “Know Your Rights” Series

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The “Know Your Rights” Series

The Safety Net Project, together with Councilmember Andy King, will host its fourth in a series of “Know Your Rights” trainings on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Boston Secor Community Center, 3540 Bivona Street.

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The session will focus on issues and safety net programs critical to many Bronx residents in District 12.  Legal staff will be on hand to answer questions regarding NYCHA tenant rights, accessing SNAP (food stamp) benefits and public assistance.

Residents are invited to meet with advocates and attorneys from the Safety Net Project to discuss any issues they may be experiencing regarding a denial, sanction or reduction in their public assistance and /or food stamps case. In addition, attorneys will be available to answer questions for NYCHA residents interested in seeking advice as to recertification, succession rights and how to obtain repairs. All legal services are free.

This forum is geared to help all those in need,” said Councilmember King.

This forum is geared to help all those in need,” said Councilmember King.

The Safety Net Project is New York City’s advocate for economic justice, protecting the rights of low- and no-income New Yorkers through direct legal services, litigation, research, and policymaking. It ensures access to the safety net, ensuring government accountability for vital programs that lift families out of poverty.

“This event is open to everyone in the community. In these tough economic times, there are people in need of assistance for food and housing. This forum is geared to help all those in need,” said Councilmember King.

According to Denise M. Miranda, Esq., Managing Director of the Safety Project at the Urban Justice Center, “District 12 is home to five NYCHA development and countless families that rely on safety net programs. There is an urgent need for NYCHA residents and low-income families to have access to free, high-quality legal services.”

For further information, visit www.safetynetproject.org or call 718.684.5509.