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Housing Attorney, White Plains

Overview Hudson Valley Justice Center (HVJC) is a not-for-profit law firm serving low income immigrants in the Hudson Valley. We handle a broad range of civil legal matters, including housing, immigration, family law, public benefits, disability, consumer, and employment law.  HVJC is currently the only organization representing non-citizens in eviction proceedings in Westchester, Orange, Dutchess, […]

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Housing Attorney, Newburgh

Overview Hudson Valley Justice Center (HVJC) is a not-for-profit law firm serving low income immigrants in the Hudson Valley. We handle a broad range of civil legal matters, including housing, immigration, family law, public benefits, disability, consumer, and employment law.  HVJC is currently the only organization representing non-citizens in eviction proceedings in Orange, Westchester, Dutchess, […]

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Supervising Attorney, Newburgh

Overview Hudson Valley Justice Center (HVJC) is a not-for-profit law firm serving low-income immigrants in the Hudson Valley. We handle a broad range of civil legal matters, including housing, immigration, family law, public benefits, disability, consumer, and employment law.  HVJC is currently the only organization representing non-citizens in eviction proceedings in Orange, Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, […]

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Arrears Fund Final Numbers

In November, HVJC announced the creation of a rental arrears fund to assist immigrants facing eviction, read the final statistics below:

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HVJC Establishes Rental Arrears Fund

The Hudson Valley Justice Center (HVJC) is pleased to announce the creation of a rental arrears fund to benefit immigrants facing eviction in Westchester. HVJC will prioritize cases where clients are ineligible for other rental assistance programs. HVJC will ensure that the assistance will be utilized to impact the greatest number of individuals leading to […]

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HVJC to Expand Eviction Prevention Project

The Hudson Valley Justice Center (“HVJC”) is pleased to announce the expansion of our Eviction Prevention Project!  This expansion was made possible by a generous grant from the Westchester Community Foundation, a division of The New York Community Foundation. HVJC will hire a new staff attorney to provide legal representation to undocumented immigrants facing eviction […]

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COVID Assistance: The Bridge Fund

Application: The Bridge Fund of Westchester Intake: Interagency Eviction Prevention Form

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Housing Issues Workshop
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Public Charge Information EN/SPA

PUBLIC CHARGE INFORMATION! An immigrant who receives certain kinds of benefits from the government might be considered a “public charge.” This can affect certain immigrants’ ability to obtain a Green Card. When does the government decide if someone is a “public charge”?  A person is subject to the Public Charge test ONLY when someone applies […]

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HVJC statement regarding racial justice

Dear supporters, clients, and community members, The events of this past week have left us saddened and outraged - but also determined. Determined to change, determined to better our communities and ourselves, and determined to work even harder for those we represent. Before taking action, we feel obligated to reflect on our own behavior, and […]

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Tenants and evictions during COVID-19 pandemic

What Tenants Should Know About Evictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic Except for emergency applications, courts are closed until further notice.  All ongoing court proceedings, other than emergencies, have been suspended. Con la excepción de las solicitudes de emergencia, las cortes están cerradas hasta nuevo aviso. Todos los procedimientos judiciales en curso, con la excepción de […]

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Update: Department closures and assistance information

Dear colleagues, clients and community members, In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HVJC wants to ensure all are updated in regards to the Department of Social Services (DSS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), court appearances as well as information in obtaining assistance during this time/En respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19, HVJC quiere asegurarse […]

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HVJC gift drive and event recap!

We concluded our holiday gift drive for the Community Resource Center in Mamaroneck. These gifts were given out to the 145 graduates of various ESL courses at the End-of-Year Student Recognition Ceremony at the Community Resource Center in Mamaroneck. The celebration at the Community Resource Center featured addresses by the Executive Director of the CRC, […]

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Year in Review

Dear Friends of HVJC, As the year comes to an end, we reflect on the people we have served and the many accomplishments we have achieved in 2019.  None of that would have been possible without the generosity of our supporters.  Next year, your contribution could help us do even more. 2019 was a busy […]

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HVJC announces gift drive

The Hudson Valley Justice Center is collecting gifts to benefit adults who are assisted by the Community Resource Center in Mamaroneck. The Community Resource Center is a community-based organization that promotes the cultural, educational and professional integration of immigrants to the already established larger community and to advocate for those in need. HVJC is collecting […]

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HVJC AT HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION

On Monday, the Hudson Valley Justice Center attended the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration presented by New York State Senate Majority leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and State Senator Shelley B. Mayer at the United Community Center of Westchester in New Rochelle.   The event recognized Jackeline A. Agudelo, a community leader from Westchester who has done incredible work in the […]

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HVJC PRESENTS AT FEEDING WESTCHESTER CONFERENCE

Executive Director Virginia Foulkrod and Staff Attorney Cynthia Tejeda represented the Hudson Valley Justice Center at the Feeding Westchester Conference in Tarrytown on Thursday 9/19. They presented to many organizations, politicians, community leaders, and health professionals about legal services and immigration policy. Topics discussed included current immigration matters, Public Charge rules, possible immigration benefits, family […]

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HVJC Supports Language Access Executive Order

HVJC enthusiastically supports Westchester County Executive George Latimer’s language access executive order. The order directs vital County documents to be made available in Spanish, Italian, Chinese, French (including Haitian Creole), Arabic, Tagalog, Japanese and Albanian. “Nearly 30% of Westchester County residents have limited English proficiency, which creates serious challenges when it comes to access to […]

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THE POWER OF WORKERS UNITED!

HVJC and Partners Help Mamaroneck Bakery Workers to Win Health Insurance Benefits and Unpaid Wages! Case: Alberto et al. v. Plaza Sweets, Inc. et al., 17-cv-10048 The employees of Plaza Sweets Bakery in Mamaroneck devoted years of their lives, working long hours under strenuous conditions, to make this large company a successful, global wholesale supplier of […]

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HVJC Hosts Cocktail Fundraiser at Yonkers Brewing Co.!

On October 5, 2017, Hudson Valley Justice Center hosted a successful cocktail fundraiser event at Yonkers Brewing Co.  More than fifty HVJC community partners, supporters and friends attended.  Thanks to the generosity of event sponsors Paul T. Cappuccio, John and Gail Bandler, Eric Gordon, Josh Kimerling and Lucille Oppenheim, as well as all the donations […]

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The New York Bar Foundation Supports HVJC’s Workers’ Rights Programming

HVJC is pleased to announce The New York Bar Foundation has given a grant award in the amount of $6,000 to HVJC to support our Immigrant Worker’s Rights Project. This grant will help HVJC to provide critical legal assistance to individuals and groups of low-wage immigrant workers throughout the lower and mid-Hudson Valley region including wage theft, illegal […]

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Video: The Campaign for Stable Homes in Ossining

Julia Solow, Westchester County Community Organizer at Community Voices Heard, explaining ETPA – The Emergency Tenant Protection Act and the pertinence of it in Ossining.

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HVJC Files Class Action Lawsuit For Laborers Required to Work “Off the Clock” Without Pay

On August 24, 2017, HVJC filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, seeking class action status, on behalf of New Rochelle-area laborers who worked for a large landscaping and maintenance company but were denied minimum wage and overtime pay in violation of federal and state law. This case, developed in partnership with United Community Center […]

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HVJC and Partners Lead Port Chester Voting Rights Forum

On October 24th, Hudson Valley Justice Center and the Sustainable Port Chester Alliance conducted a first-of-its-kind voting rights forum at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Port Chester, NY. More than thirty community members attended and participated in this event which provided a basic overview of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, key aspects of […]

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Hudson Valley Justice Center Hires New Executive Director

Rob McCreanor is an attorney with more than 15 years legal practice experience, including over a decade of managing non-profit public interest organizations and civil legal services programs.  He previously served as founding executive director of the Rhode Island Center for Justice and the legal director of Catholic Migration Services, a leading provider of non-profit […]

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