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The United Way of New York State’s 2020 ALICE report revealed that 41% or nearly 100,000 households of our Rockland County neighbors either live in poverty or have a household income below the level needed to afford basic necessities. Many of our friends, family members and colleagues are part of the 41% and are one emergency away from bankruptcy, eviction, homelessness, or food insecurity.
For Rockland seniors on a fixed income, single parents, and families who were struggling prior to Covid-19, the pandemic is more than an emergency, it is a disaster with enduring impacts that will be experienced adversely for years.
Mass vaccinations and Federal aid packages have brought a measure of relief to many of our clients. Despite these efforts, nearly 15.5% of New York homeowners were behind on their mortgage payments at the end of 2020 and more than $1 billion of back rent was owed by tenants across the State.
LASRC has been responding to community need since the shutdown last. As forbearances and moratoriums expire and the courts open up for a normal course of operations, we are seeing an influx of new clients and expect to see many new clients coming through our doors in danger of losing their housing to a foreclosure or eviction.
Help us continue the fight for the 41% during Covid-19 and beyond by supporting our cause!
Together we can keep children and families out of homeless shelters, ensure parents and seniors the capacity to put food on the table and pay for basic necessities, and assure that Rockland’s children have their voices heard in Family Court.
Make a donation online by clicking here, by texting GIVE or DONATE to (845) 203-6140 or mailing a check to the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, 2 Congers Road, Suite 1, New City, NY 10956.
On behalf of our clients, staff, and board of directors, the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County thanks you for continuing to support the work that we do during this time of uncertainty.
Stephen L. Crowley