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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


Transgender Americans Change Names, Passports Ahead Of Trump Administration (NPR)

Attorney Ann Williams meets her 33-year-old client for the first time at a legal clinic in Rochester, NY. Read More


LGBTQ community prepares for changes under Trump (WHEC)

Members of Rochester's legal community are offering their services to help Transgender people officially change their names and gender marker on all forms of identification. Read More


1930s Rochester redlining maps show discrimination (Democrat & Chronicle)

In the late 1930s, the federal Home Owners' Loan Corp. (HOLC) had the powerful responsibility of grading neighborhoods across the country to decide whether home mortgage refinancing there would be insured by the government. Read More


Recommendations made to cut vacant, abandoned homes in Monroe County (WHAM)

Recommendations were released Thursday by a task force focusing on reducing the number of vacant and abandoned homes in Monroe County. Read More


Task force releases zombie properties report (City Newspaper)

The Monroe County task force on zombie properties issued its first round of recommendations for local, state, and federal governments and agencies today. Read More


Task Force lists ways to confront ‘zombie’ house problem

A group that has been studying the problem of “zombie” houses since last spring released a report Thursday with 24 recommendations. Read More