On Monday April 15, The Legal Aid Society recognized Council Member Margaret Chin for her tireless advocacy on behalf of older New Yorkers.
A champion of the rights of seniors both in her district and across the city, Council Member Chin has been a long time supporter of The Legal Aid Society’s work on behalf the aging population. Council Member Chin has recently highlighted that the senior population in New York City has grown significantly in the last 15 years, is a supporter of increased funding for the Department of the Aging, and sees a need for focused attention on the risks of older women across the five boroughs in the areas of safe and affordable housing.
The Legal Aid Society’s Brooklyn Office for the Aging (BOFTA) is recognized as a national model, BOFTA makes comprehensive legal assistance available to Brooklyn’s senior citizens through a telephone intake system and Housing Court referrals. The Practice provides an interdisciplinary legal-social work framework for securing lasting solutions to the often complex legal scenarios facing low-income seniors.
The evening’s event was held at the GrandLo Café in Council Member Chin’s home district.