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Legal Services for New York City (LSNYC)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

LSNYC is a legal aid society based in New York, NY that was founded in 1967. As of 2018 they had $13 million in revenue and $17 million in assets.

Legal Services NYC (LSNYC) is a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal assistance to low income people in New York City. Legal Services NYC fights poverty and seeks racial, social, and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Legal Services Nyc.

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Program areas at LSNYC

HOUSING ASSISTANCE-- We defend clients in nonpayment and other eviction proceedings, as well as in mortgage foreclosure proceedings. We also help them pursue rent overcharge claims and actions to improve housing conditions: all of which keep them from becoming homeless.

INCOME MAINTENANCE- We help people access and retain government benefits. Through our secure income and benefits work, we:Assist clients when government benefits are being wrongfully denied, inaccurately calculated, or improperly terminated; and we represent families and individuals for whom Unemployment Insurance, Food Stamps, Medicaid/Medicare and other public assistance and Safety Net programs are a critical lifeline.

OTHER - We assist people with other civil legal services needs including accessing necessary education services, reducing consumer debt, addressing wrongful termination and employment discrimination and address health care needs. In addition we conduct outreach and provide training for community-based groups and social service providers on a wide range of issues affecting low-income Brooklyn communities.

Form 990s for LSNYC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jun 4, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Mar 11, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Dec 28, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Apr 11, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Feb 4, 2016990View PDF
...and three more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for LSNYC

Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,938,490
Program services$6,162,543
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$106,445
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$13,207,478

Vendors for LSNYC

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
BlackbaudCRM software; Fundraising software2020-09-20
██████ ███████ ████Insurance2020-03-31
███ █████████ ████████ ███Insurance agent or broker$4,3172019-12-31
███████ ████ ███ ████████ ████Insurance agent or broker$9,1622019-12-31
█████████ ████████Software2019-09-20
███ ██ ███Audit accounting2019-05-31
██████████ ██████████ █████████ ███Investment management; Contract Administrator, Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.), Participant loan processing$31,5092017-12-31
██████████ ██████████ ██████████ ██$302017-12-31
...and three more vendors

Personnel at LSNYC

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Wayne A. FrancisChief Operating Officer-July 17, 2019
John J. LeverChief Financial Officer-July 17, 2019
███████ █████████Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer-July 17, 2019
██ ████President-Sept. 20, 2019
█████ ████Project Director / Director of Government Benefits-Sept. 20, 2019
█████ ██ █████████Acting Brooklyn Project Director-July 17, 2019
████ █████████████Acting Project Director-July 17, 2019
██████ █████████Director of Litigation and Housing$155,110Sept. 20, 2019
██████ ████Director of Legal Education and Professional Development-Sept. 20, 2019
█████████ ██████Director of Civil Rights Justice Initiative-Sept. 20, 2019
...and 12 more key personnel

Peer legal aid services

1The Children's Law Center501(c)(3)$10 millionBrooklyn, NY
2Neighborhood Legal Services501(c)(3)$5.2 millionBuffalo, NY
3Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV)501(c)(3)$18 millionWhite Plains, NY
4New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)501(c)(3)$29 millionNew York, NY
5Legal Assistance of Western New York (LAWNY)501(c)(3)$11 millionGeneva, NY
6Mobilization for Justice (MFY)501(c)(3)$14 millionNew York, NY
7Neighborhood Defender Service501(c)(3)$10 millionNew York, NY
8The Legal Aid Society of Rochester New York (LASROC)501(c)(3)$6.2 millionRochester, NY
9Housing Conservation Coordinators (HCC)501(c)(3)$3.4 millionNew York, NY
10The Legal Aid Society501(c)(3)$3.5 millionGoshen, NY
11Lawyers Alliance for New York (LANY)501(c)(3)$6.1 millionNew York, NY
12Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)501(c)(3)$15 millionNew York, NY
13Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York501(c)(3)$6.7 millionUtica, NY
14Legal Services of Central New York501(c)(3)$7.2 millionSyracuse, NY
15Legal Aid Society of Nassau County501(c)(3)$7.8 millionHempstead, NY
16Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS)501(c)(3)$49 millionBrooklyn, NY
17Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County501(c)(3)$22 millionCentral Islip, NY
18Frank H Hiscock Legal Aid Society501(c)(3)$5.8 millionSyracuse, NY
19Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo (LABB)501(c)(3)$10 millionBuffalo, NY
20Empire Justice Center501(c)(3)$6.9 millionRochester, NY
21The City Bar Fund501(c)(3)$9.5 millionNew York, NY
22Nassau-Suffolk Law Services501(c)(3)$9.4 millionHempstead, NY
23Brooklyn Legal Services (BLS)501(c)(3)$22 millionNew York, NY
24Center for Elder Law and Justice501(c)(3)$4.4 millionBuffalo, NY
25Prisoners Legal Services of New York501(c)(3)$5.4 millionAlbany, NY