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  • Hosted by New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, New York Legal Assistance Group
  • Service location New York, New York
  • Issue area Disaster Recovery
  • Fellowship class year 2015
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Morenike provided legal services to low-income and middle-income clients to assist with their recovery after Superstorm Sandy. She helped clients secure federal and state disaster benefits, resolve disputes with contractors, and advocates for their consumer protection.

This project provides critical representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income and middle-income New Yorkers who have legal issues relating to Superstorm Sandy. This project helps clients process flood insurance claims and reexaminations, engages in foreclosure prevention work, advocates for consumer protection in the face of contractor fraud and mechanic’s liens, and works with state and federal agencies to ensure clients gain access to state and federal recovery assistance programs.

Fellowship Highlights

During Morenike’s Fellowship, Morenike:

  • Provided direct representation to over 75 SuperStorm Sandy victims
  • Worked collaboratively with city, state and federal disaster relief organizations and community-based organizations to promote the needs of Superstorm Sandy victims
  • Provided trainings for legal service organizations in other areas affected by disasters
  • Memorialized and preserved best practices and lessons learned in providing post-disaster client services

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