The article describes the work that SILS and many other organizations are doing on behalf of families whose lives have been massively disrupted by Sandy. The work includes addressing FEMA and insurance denials, bureaucratic delays, landlord tenant problems, and many other long-term problems arising out of the storm. Marcy Wehling, an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps attorney on loan to SILS to help with Sandy relief work, also shares her observations on the myriad legal issues faced by those affected by Sandy.
Read the article in its entirety at The New York Law Journal.
If you are a Staten Islander affected by Sandy, you may contact Staten Island Legal Services at (718) 233-6480 for free legal advice and assistance. On Sundays, you may also consult with one of our lawyers in person at the legal clinic at the Occupy Sandy community hub at 1128 Olympia Boulevard between 1-4pm.