April 4, 2014
Many of you may already be aware that the NY State budget that was passed earlier this week included a provision that will increase the SCRIE eligibility income limit from $29,000 to $50,000 – a rise of nearly 75 percent.  I hardly need to tell you how important this will prove to many of the... Read more
March 31, 2014
The Brookdale Center for the Healthy Aging has released their 2014 Benefits Checklist for Older Adults. A PDF version can be obtained by clicking here. From the Brookdale Center: Read more
March 25, 2014
Alex Ryley joined VOLS on February 24th, as the new director of the Elderly Project. Prior to his new role, Ryley worked as a staff attorney with The Legal Aid Society’s Brooklyn Office for the Aging. Much of his time there was spent in Housing Court defending the rights of seniors to stay in... Read more
January 27, 2014
As the new mayor of New York City takes office, he must contend with a significant shortfall of affordable housing: between 2002 and 2011, the city lost 385,000 units of housing affordable to low-income New Yorkers. This report offers concrete proposals for improving the city's housing landscape... Read more
January 17, 2014
There is still space available for this month’s SCRIE Assistance Clinic at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. Please see flyer for additional information.  Read more
January 15, 2014
Dear Friends of VOLS' Elderly Project I have good news. Alex Ryley has accepted our offer to succeed Diane Lutwak as Director of VOLS’ Elderly Project. Read more
January 7, 2014
If you are not already aware of the many excellent trainings for social workers and other advocates that the Community Service Society presents throughout the year, please see below and click on the link for more information.  I note that CSS does charge for many (but not all) of their trainings;... Read more
November 18, 2013
Diane Lutwak, Esq.Director, Elderly Project... Read more
February 2, 2013
Nelson Gutierrez, the paralegal in VOLS' Elderly Project, appeared on the front page of the New York Law Journal in June, 2012, along with other recipients of the City Bar's Civil Legal Services Award for 2012. Nelson received the award for "outstanding civil legal assistance to New York City's... Read more
May 29, 2012
The award gives recognition to four legal services attorneys and one non-attorney who provide outstanding civil legal assistance to New York's poor. The award was presented on Wednesday, June 13th at the New York City Bar Association by Hon. Theodore Hones, Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. Read more

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