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Legal Empowerment and Assistance Program (LEAP)

http://www.rbscc.org/rbscc/housing/housing_programs/

Who We Are

Legal Empowerment and Assistance Program (LEAP) is a program, within the 30 year-old Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, that has been helping tenants avoid eviction and obtain repairs in the Bushwick neighborhood for close to a decade. We have successfully represented clients in non-payments, holdovers, and HP proceedings in Housing Court as well as at NYCHA hearings.

Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
Additional Service Area Info
ZIP Codes: 11206; 11207; 11221; 11237
Language(s) Spoken
  • American Sign Language
Income Guidelines

May be exceptions for people who are up to 300% of poverty depending on the circumstances.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
200
Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
YES

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Description of Services

Referrals to other benefits.

Emergency Instructions

What is an Emergency? If you have received a Marshal's Notice or you have already been evicted by the Marshal.

Call 718 366 3800 if you have received a Marshal's notice. If you have already been evicted by the Marshal you can come into the office with all of your documents to see if someone in the office is available to talk you through the process of being allowed back into the apartment.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Walk-in +

Address
217 Wyckoff Avenue (map)
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Phone Number
718-366-3800
Documents

Picture ID, Public Assistance Benefits Identification Card (if any), Social Security Card for every person in household, proof of income (if any), all court papers (past and present cases), all letters/notices from the landlord, all leases, all rent receipts, all notices and budget letters/printout from Public Assistance, Section 8 Vouchers or other subsidy program documentation, and all notices from HPD.

General Contact Information

Address
Legal Empowerment and Assistance Program (LEAP)
217 Wyckoff Avenue (map)
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Phone
718 366 3800
Fax
718 404 0008
Website
http://www.rbscc.org/rbscc/housing/housing_programs/
Last Review and Update: Feb 25, 2018

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