Services For The Homeless
Owing to the serious problem of homelessness on Long Island, we have devoted a large portion of our resources to representing the homeless.
Three of our lawsuits, Sharp, Holmes and Golding, resulted in judicial orders to the Department of Social Services to supplement rental payments for homeless or near-homeless families as an alternative to the shelters. With thousands of families intervened in these lawsuits, Law Services became a major facilitator of affordable housing for low income people on Long Island. This litigation has evolved into the current institutionalized rent supplement programs through the Department of Social Services, including the Shelter Supplement Program (SSP).
Specialists in Poverty Law
We are experienced poverty law specialists and from our beginnings, have specialized in cases dealing with the survival needs of poor people, involving shelter, food, health-care and family issues.
Public benefit programs and the preservation of housing are priority areas. We help our clients combat the serious housing problems they face, especially relating to foreclosures, evictions, and poor housing conditions. We are also committed to ensuring that government benefits, particularly public assistance, Medicaid, food stamps, SSI, and emergency services including temporary shelter, are provided fairly to those who are eligible.