Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens (JASA)

Provides free legal services for adults, age 60+, who live in the borough of Queens.
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Primary geographic focus: New York
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: JASA

A part of the Jewish Association Serving the Aging.

Our legal advocacy professionals are experienced in matters affecting senior clients and are trained to assist with issues pertaining to civil law including:

  • Eviction prevention and housing rights
  • Foreclosure prevention and real property fraud
  • Social Security, SSI, Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and other assistance programs

JASA’s LSEQ also offers free estate planning to low-income seniors in cooperation with an estate planning law firm and works with area social service agencies, senior centers, and professionals on issues affecting older adults.


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Foreclosures Drop in New York and New Jersey as Courts Pick Up Pace

Josh Barbanel
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
August 3, 2016
The foreclosure crisis that gripped the U.S. since 2008 has eased in many states, but it has persisted in New York and New Jersey because of the slow pace of their foreclosure processes through the courts. Now there are signs of change.

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Lawmakers eye protections for reverse-mortgage borrowers

Catherine Curan
New York Post
August 27, 2016
New York lawmakers are moving to boost protections for reverse-mortgage borrowers in foreclosure.

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More seniors are taking loans against their homes — and it’s costing them

Jenifer McKim
Washington Post
August 25, 2017
Across the nation, an increasing number of seniors are facing foreclosure after taking out reverse mortgages, either because they fell behind on property charges or failed to meet other requirements of the complex mortgage loans.

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