New York and New Jersey Lawyers to Address Pressing Legal, Housing Needs For Homeless and Low-Income People Affected by Hurricane Sandy


WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 1, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — What are the most pressing legal issues faced by people experiencing homelessness and poverty after Hurricane Sandy, and what can lawyers do to support efforts to address these issues? These questions will be the focus of the American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty’s spring program on Friday, May 3, at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City.

Local lawyers, advocates and homeless service providers will make brief presentations to highlight the post-Sandy homelessness and poverty situation in New York. They will also address legal issues related to housing grants and subsidies, policies and recommendations for reconstruction, transitions to appropriate permanent housing, and the storm’s effect on the education of homeless children. Members of the ABA commission seek to draft a report with recommendations on what lawyers can do to support efforts that meet the lingering needs of low-income families, elderly people, disabled people and youths displaced by the storm.

In addition, attorneys from the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, Mississippi Center for Justice and other organizations will share lessons learned from other disasters.

What:   “Post-Sandy Homelessness and Housing Needs — What Assistance Is Needed
from the ABA and Others?”    

When:  Friday, May 3
                  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
                  The Condé Nast Building
                  4 Times Square
                  New York, NY 10022 

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Maria Gutierrez at 202-662-1091 or ">.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

Media Contact:
Maria Gutierrez
Phone: 202-662-1091

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