Organization

Safety Net Project - Urban Justice Center

Joined in January 2005

About Us

The Urban Justice Center's Safety Net Project (formerly the Homelessness Outreach & Prevention Project) combines direct legal services, litigation, research, and policy to achieve economic justice for low- and no-income residents of New York City. Founded in a burned-out building in East Harlem in 1984, the Safety Net Project has since grown to include six free, frequent, and easily accessible legal clinics located in established community-based organizations throughout the city anchored by our Lower Manhattan offices.

Staffed by a team of experienced attorneys, advocates, researchers, and support staff, our project provides direct legal representation to New Yorkers experiencing problems with Public Assistance benefits, SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits, and DHS Shelter Application denials for homeless families and adult couples. We also assist clients with appealing unfavorable Fair Hearing decisions and with emergency rental assistance, and provide general legal advice and referrals regarding other legal issues outside of our practice area. In addition, we engage in affirmative litigation, research, and policy advocacy in order to enact systemic change.

The Urban Justice Center's Safety Net Project (formerly the Homelessness Outreach & Prevention Project) combines direct legal services, litigation, research, and policy to achieve economic justice for low- and no-income residents of…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Legal Assistance
  • Poverty

Location

  • 40 Rector Street
    9th Floor
    New York, NY 10006

Current listings by Safety Net Project - Urban Justice Center

JobsLocationDate Posted
Housing Paralegal/Case ManagerNew York, NYJune 26, 2019
Housing Staff AttorneyNew York, NYJune 24, 2019