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Founded in 1979, our mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure, violence-free and prosperous futures.


Human Resources Administration (HRA) collaborates with NMIC to expand eviction prevention legal services including a new NMIC Bronx office


NMIC is excited to announce the expansion of our housing legal services in collaboration with the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio to supplement the housing legal services we provide to our communities and to expand those essential services with our first permanent Bronx office.

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Manhattan Leaders Look Ahead


Executive Director Maria Lizardo appeared on NY1 News' Inside City Hall to talk about the need for community involvement in the rezoning proposed for Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

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Efforts to Restore Funding for Adult Literacy


Back in July, New York City cut millions of dollars in funding to community based adult literacy programs. Advocates say the impact of the drastic cutback is being felt now. They want the city to reverse the cuts to a program that offers critical opportunities to New York's most vulnerable

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NMIC's Legal Department Leads Class Action Lawsuit Over Renewal Clause in Rent-Freeze Program for Older New Yorkers


NMIC's Legal Department was instrumental in commencing a class action lawsuit against the New York City Department of Finance to address how rental subsidy benefits for seniors and disabled are terminated. The case was covered by the New York Times.

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NMIC Attorney Successfully Represents Client in Eviction Proceeding


Staff Attorney Shantonu Basu assisted a long-term tenant retain her apartment when the tenant was threatened with eviction for having too many nonpayment cases despite having withheld her rent for repairs. The case was published in the New York Law Journal.
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