In a city of unparalleled luxury, one in five New Yorkers still slips through holes in the safety net.
The Safety Net Project defends their rights while fighting for a city that guarantees social and economic justice for all.
In 2014, our dedicated team of attorneys, advocates and researchers:
- Provided legal services to over 1,000 New York City Public Housing residents enduring black mold, lead paint and other toxic living conditions
- Connected 3,000 families with nutritional assistance, entitlements, and adequate shelter
- Returned at least $2 million in benefits to our clients to help them feed their families and avoid homelessness
- Drove the national conversation on poverty with original research, high-profile events, and press coverage in two dozen media outlets
We're counting on your support to expand our reach in 2015. Even a $50 contribution covers the cost of an hour-long legal clinic located in a neighborhood soup kitchen or food pantry.