HIV/AIDS Representation Project (H/ARP) serves persons living with HIV and AIDS citywide in the areas of government benefits, disability benefits, health law, family law, consumer law, housing, estate planning, discrimination, and other general civil matters.
The Project maintains linkages with community-based organizations and can offer referrals to health services, HIV/AIDS education, counseling, substance abuse, and comprehensive case management. H/ARP conducts regular intake and outreach at designated hospital clinics as well as in our Harlem office.
We can help with denial or termination of housing subsidies, housing court proceedings, illegal evictions, repair and rent overcharge issues, transitional and scatter-site housing issues, and housing discrimination.
We can help with Public Assistance/HASA, SNAP/Food Stamps, HEAP, and other benefits, including education issues. We can also assist with Social Security Disability, SSI, and SSA overpayments.
We can help with divorce, custody planning (standby guardianships), child custody, support, visitation, domestic violence issues, and adoption.
We can provide help navigating debt collection and bankruptcy.
We can help with Medicaid, Medicare, ADAP, and HIPAA violations.
We can help with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, health care proxy, and designations of agent for disposition of remains.
Call our H/ARP helpline at 718-579-8989 if you are a person living with HIV+/AIDS and need assistance with a legal matter.
The information in this document has been prepared by The Legal Aid Society for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. You should not act upon any information without retaining professional legal counsel.
Last Updated: 18 September 2019
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