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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.

 


 

 

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Suffolk creates hotline for homeowners facing foreclosure (Newsday)

Suffolk County has established a new hotline connecting homeowners at risk of foreclosure with free housing counseling and legal services. Read More

Foreclosure help program faces loss of funding, advocates say (Newsday)

A network of housing agencies and legal groups that has helped more than 20,000 Long Islanders facing foreclosure is pushing to get funding for its work included in next year’s state budget. Read More

Capitol Pressroom: Kirsten Keefe on Foreclosure Prevention (WCNY)

Capitol Pressroom - We discussed options for those facing foreclosure on a mortgage or a reverse mortgage from Empire Justice Center Senior Staff Attorney Kirsten Keefe. Read More

Sale of CenterLight Medicaid plan worries consumer advocates (Crain's)

A year after settling a civil fraud case for almost $47 million, CenterLight Health System has sold its Medicaid-managed long-term-care Select plan to the for-profit Centers Health Care, based in the Bronx. Read More

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Press Releases

Empire Justice Press Release: 2017 Legislative Session

Empire Justice Center achieved one notable win that will have a huge impact on disabled New Yorker’s access to disability benefits, but were keenly disappointed by being unable to get legislation that would allow victims of wage theft to get paid what they are owed, and a bill that would have ensured that crime and domestic violence victims’ right to call 911 is not impeded in communities where there are local nuisance ordinances, passed in the Senate. We came so close. It’s a shame New Yorkers will be without these critical protections until 2018. Read More

Empire Justice Press Release: Senate Can Pass S.405 Today or Tomorrow to Solve the Nuisance Ordinance Problem

Senator Robach’s bill, S.405, which has already passed the Assembly and is in the Senate Rules Committee would fix the constitutional problem by creating a statewide exemption in these laws for crime victims, including domestic violence victims, so that it is clear that they will not be penalized if they call 911 for help. Read More

Empire Justice Press Release: New York State Delivers a Tight Budget with Several Notable Wins for Low Income New Yorkers

Upon the finalization of the 2017-2018 state budget, Empire Justice Center was excited to announce that several of its legislative priorities were included, including a new $1 million investment that will allow the organization to dramatically increase the amount of assistance it can provide to immigrants in need of legal representation, as well as two notable policy changes. At the same time, other important programs and proposals sustained losses that will be acutely felt by hard working New Yorkers in the coming year, causing much concern 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