NEW REPORT: "DON'T LIEN ON ME"
Don’t Lien on Me: How New York’s Public Assistance Mortgages Undermine Homeownership and Financial Stability, our new report that provides an comprehensive analysis of New York’s use of Social Services Law §106, which allows Social Services Districts to recover public assistance paid to individuals who own their own homes, by taking a mortgage against the recipient’s property.Read More.
COALITION RELEASES VIDEO DOCUMENTING INADEQUATE FAMILY COURT RESOURCES
Statewide, over 700,000 cases are filed annually in the Family Courts and only 153 Family Court Judges are available to hear those cases. In New York City, there are only 47 Family Court Judges to handle almost 250,000 cases annually. Read More.
EBT RESTRICTION MEMO: SUPPORT THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSAL W/ ADDED CLIENT PROTECTIONS
Governor Cuomo’s 2014-15 Executive Budget proposal includes legislation that would impose new limitations on the use of the cash assistance Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. This is intended to comply with recently enacted federal requirements. Read More.
MEMO OF SUPPORT: PUT "FAIR" BACK INTO THE MANAGED CARE FAIR HEARING PROCESS
Let’s put “fair” back into the Medicaid managed care fair hearing process. Our most vulnerable Medicaid recipients are depending on us. Read More.
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- Empire Justice Center Statement on Governor Cuomo Announcement that New York State Will Preserve $457 Million in Snap Benefits for 300,000 Households
- Empire Justice Center Elects Officers and Re-Elects Board Members
- Empire Justice Applauds Governor for Signing Bill that Provides Victims of Domestic Violence from Economic Abuse