Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen?

The MIRA Coalition offers free, monthly citizenship application workshops for eligible green-card holders.

To Pre-register for FREE legal assistance:

Visit Citizenshipma.tumblr.com

or call 617-500-5998

Next Clinic: Saturday, May 31, 2014 115 Derby Street

Salem, MA 01970

12:00 pm

To be eligible for a workshop, you must:

Have been a legal permanent resident for 5 years or 3 years if married to US citizen

Have NO problems with the law

Speak, write, and read basic English (some may be eligible for an exemption)

 

What to bring to the workshop:

• Your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

• Drivers license or any other photo ID

• Social Security Card

• Two passport size photos

• List of home addresses for the past five years and the dates during which you lived at these addresses

• List of employer names and addresses for the past five years, including the dates you worked with these employers

• Dates you have been outside of the U.S. for the past five years and the countries you traveled to during these trips. Bring your passport, itineraries, and tickets to track all trips made outside the U.S.

• Complete names, dates of birth, addresses and A#s (number found on their green cards, if any) for all children

• Your most recent tax return

 

If you are applying for citizenship on the basis of marriage please bring:

• Marriage certificate and divorce decrees if applicable

• Evidence that your spouse has been a resident for at least 3 years such as his birth certificate, passport or certificate of naturalization

• Documents referring to you and your spouse such as tax returns, bank statements, leases, mortgages, IRS tax return for the last 3 years

• If you changed your name through a court, the court decree that legally changed your name

 

The workshop itself is free, but there is an application fee of $680. If you do not qualify for a fee waiver, please bring a money order of $680 payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security”.

If you think you are eligible for a fee waiver, please bring:

A letter in English from the Department of Transitional Assistance, Public Housing, MassHealth or other benefit-provider detailing your benefits OR your 2013 tax returns for all family members.

 

 

Free Financial Planning for Caregivers!!

 Financial Planning for Caregivers 

WISER (Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement) has released the 2014 edition of  

Financial Steps for Caregivers: What You Need to Know About Money and Retirement. The booklet is designed to help caregivers identify financial decisions they may face as a caregiver. Download at http://www.caregiving.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/WISER-Caregiver-Guide-with-Budget-Insert.pdf

Free HIV/Aging Webinar Wednesday May 28, 2014 at 2PM

Free Webinar – HIV/AGING, May 28th, 2pm ET  

In recognition of Older Americans Month, SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) and the Diverse Elders Coalition are co-sponsoring a national teleconference on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, 2-3PM ET, on the issues facing older adults with HIV — a rapidly growing demographic with distinct needs and pronounced disparities.   


When: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Time:  2:00-3:00 PM ET

Dial In: (559) 726-1300

Participant Passcode: 292757#

First Time Homebuyer Class

SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014

9:00AM – 6:00PM

 

LHAND COMMUNITY ROOM

10 CHURCH STREET

LYNN, MA. 01902

 

Learn about:

– Budget & Credit

– Mortgage Application Process

– Home Inspections

– Foreclosed vs. Short Sale Properties

– Down-payment Assistance

– De-leading

– And much more!

 

Participants Must:

Pre-register by visiting 10 Church St.

Fill out FTHB Class Application

Pay registration fee of $50 per individual or

$75 per couple – must be purchasing a home

together in order to receive discounted price

Attend entire class session to recieve a certificate

– On-line Registration is NOT currently available

 

Please make check or money order payable to:

Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development

Call 781-581-8600 or visit www.lhand.org for more information.

Participants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Classes fill fast, reserve your seat today!

*Classes are certified by the Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative*

ILCNSCA 27th Annual Membership BBQ!!

Suggested donation: $5.00 for person with a disability, $5.00 for your personal care attendant. All others $10.00. Raffle tickets will be on sale and pulled during event!

 

If you would like to attend this event please contact Shawn McDuff at (978) 741-0077 ext. 140 or go to www.ilcnsca.org Events page to register by August 5, 2014.  Please request communications accommodations at least two weeks in advance. Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes or scented clothing. Photos may be taken at this event.