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The press section of the Empire Justice Center website, contains press releases put out by Empire Justice and our colleges, in the news items and news from Empire Justice Center.

 


 

 

In the News

Prevention of 'zombie properties' is goal of Home Fair (WXXI)

An event this weekend will give Monroe County residents a chance to hear directly from location organizations and service providers about the resources that are available to help them keep, maintain, or buy a home. Read More

Congress tries to squeeze more out of Social Security, wrecking its customer service (Los Angeles Times)

Since they’ve been unsuccessful (thus far) at cutting Social Security benefits, congressional Republicans are continuing to resort to the backdoor assault on the program by starving its administrative budget. Read More

New York law eliminates medical record fees for those seeking government benefits (FierceHealthcare)

A new law that prohibits healthcare providers in New York from charging a fee to low-income, disabled residents applying for government benefits is being called a “huge win” by legal groups that say previous fee waivers were frequently ignored. Read More

Bill ensures free access to personal health records (Watertown Daily Times)

A new law signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week aims to streamline the application process for Social Security, veteran’s benefits, disability benefits and more. Read More

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Press Releases

Empire Justice Center Statement on CFPB Director Cordray Stepping Down

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray has been a beacon for millions of Americans harmed by abusive financial services practices. Read More

Empire Justice Statement on Language Access Additions to the Uniform Residential Loan Application

On October 20, 2017, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced its decision to add a preferred language question to the redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA) by the end of 2017. Read More

Joint Press Statement: Governor Signs Law Ensuring Access to Health Records for Those in Need

In a huge win for disabled New Yorkers, a bill (A7842/S6078) that will streamline the process for thousands of New Yorkers needing to obtain their own health records has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Read More

 

Empire Justice News

Empire Justice will participate in this summer's Medicaid Conference :
Empire Justice will participate in this summer's Medicaid Conference, sponsored annually by the United Hospital Fund. Read More

CASH Coach Receives $10K Grant :
RACF Women's Giving Circle AWards C.A.S.H. Coach $10,000 grant Read More

NYSBF Awards Empire Justice $5,000 Grant :
NYSBF Awards Empire Justice $5,000 Grant Read More

Empire Justice 2010 Survey :
This summer Empire Justice surveyed advocates familiar with its work to provide feedback on the services it provides and to help shape priorities. This report details the survey findings. Read More

Support Our Work - Donate Today!! :
Two of three core funding sources for civil legal services continue to face virtual elimination and ongoing delays in the New York State budget will soon begin to force legal services providers to cut services, cut staff, close offices. Read More