All posts by Lee Wheeler

Do I Have to Move?

  My landlord told me I have to move out this week and that he will call the police if I am not out.  Do I have to move? Only a civil officer (usually a sheriff or a marshal) can put a tenant out.  Your landlord can tell you that you have to move, but Continue reading

Modernizing SNAP Benefits Will Help Millions of Families

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an update to the Thrifty Food Plan, which is used to set benefit levels for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This science-driven and long-overdue reevaluation will be welcome news for families across the country, many of whom will be better able to afford a healthy diet with greater

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NY Utilities Can Begin Service Terminations

On Thursday, June 24, 2021, the moratorium on all electric, gas, water, telephone, broadband, and cable shut-offs ended. This allows utility companies to begin terminating service to customers behind on their bills as soon as Monday, June 28. This is a crisis because there are more than one million utility consumers in New York that

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