VLJ In the News

NJ community celebrates honorees at annual Arts & Eats for Justice gala

The event will start at 5:30 p.m. on November 14 at the Valley Regency in Clifton. Arts and Eats for Justice is a celebration of how VLJ staff, volunteers, funders, and community partners work together to transform the lives of low-income and vulnerable clients in New Jersey. Honorees are selected for their commitment to VLJ’s mission. Click to see who we’re honoring this year!

VLJ In the News: The Long Road Home, a Report on the Recovery Process after Superstorm Sandy

VLJ contributed to a recent report on the challenges of the recovery process after Superstorm Sandy.  The report, “The Long Road Home,” analyzed the results of a survey taken by over 500 Sandy survivors found that 22% of respondents were still out of their homes at the time of the survey; that 77% of respondents either did not have enough money to finish rebuilding their homes; and that more than 70% of respondents had developed new physical or mental health problems or a worsening of pre-existing health conditions since Sandy. 

VLJ In The News: BASF helps Vets with legal work and other biz news

VLJ In The News: BASF helps Vets with legal work and other biz news

The Daily Record, part of the USA Today network, highlights teams of lawyers from BASF Corp. and Panasonic Corp. who provide free legal help at one of VLJ's newest clinics so veterans can surmount barriers as they re-enter civilian life.

VLJ In the News: Why Tenants Lose When They Go Up Against Landlords in Newark

VLJ In the News: Why Tenants Lose When They Go Up Against Landlords in Newark

There are 40,000 evictions filed in Essex County alone – the most in the state. VLJ helps low-income tenants facing eviction through a monthly legal clinic at the courthouse in partnership with Prudential and Lowenstein Sandler.  Learn why tenants face an uphill battle in this WNYC piece featuring our clinic:  http://www.wnyc.org/story/why-tenants-lose-against-lanlords-newark.