Legal Services NYC-Bronx

Legal Services NYC-Bronx

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With a staff of about seventy, Legal Services NYC - Bronx is the largest provider of free civil legal services in the borough, and the largest Legal Services office in the City. Each year, we touch the lives of more than 10,000 people and our work in the areas of government benefits advocacy, unemployment and employment, and tax brings more than $7M into the homes of low-income Bronx residents. Our work is at the core of the Bronx's safety net. Every day we advance our mission by accompanying families in crisis to court, by assisting them with court papers that may determine essential rights, and by conducting "Know Your Rights" trainings with advocates and community members.

Areas of Priority and Special Projects Include:

  • Housing
  • Government Benefits
  • Family Law
  • Education Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Low Income Taxpayers Clinic
  • Immigration
  • Foreclosure Prevention

Location:

(Main Office)
349 East 149th St., 10th floor
Bronx, New York 10451
Tel: (718) 928-3700
Fax: (718) 402-7566

(Courthouse Office)
1118 Grand Concourse, Suite 370
Bronx, New York 10456
Tel: (718) 928-3700
Fax: (718) 590-1129

(Bronx Foreclosure Center)
851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10451
 

 jennifer levyJennifer Levy, Project Director

Ms. Levy began her LS-NYC career at SBLS as a Housing Staff Attorney in 1997. By 2007, she was the Director of SBLS’s Housing Unit, which litigates approximately four hundred cases annually in Housing Court, Supreme Court, and Federal Court. In 2009, she served as the program’s Acting Director while permanent Director John C. Gray was supervising another program. For the past year, Ms. Levy has served both as Deputy Director for SBLS as well as Acting Director at LS-NYC Brooklyn Branch. Alongside others, she has been involved in a number of high-profile cases, including Linares v. HUD, a case that invalidated a regulation permitting “no cause evictions” in HUD-owned housing; Torres v. NYCHA, a case that resulted in major reforms to NYCHA's practices in administering the Section 8 housing subsidy program; and Goldstein v. Pataki, in which she helped represent the tenants in the footprint of the planned development of the Nets basketball arena in Brooklyn.

In addition to her work at LS-NYC, Ms. Levy is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Planning School, where she teaches land use law. Since 1996, she has served on the Boards of both the City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court, which advocates for Housing Court Reform and provides assistance to pro se litigants in Housing Court, and the Bushwick Housing Independence Project, which works with low- income tenants facing displacement as the result of market pressures and facing eviction as the result of foreclosures. She is a graduate of McGill University and New York University School of Law.


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