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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


Zombie Homes Task Force Releases Recommendations (WXXI News)

A task force formed by Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello has issued its first report addressing a problem Bello calls one of the most concerning and frustrating issues facing homeowners: vacant or "zombie" properties. Read More


Task force on vacant and abandoned property issues report (Democrat & Chronicle)

A Monroe County task force on vacant and abandoned property has made 24 recommendations to prevent vacancies, identify and maintain properties once they become vacant and to rehabilitate them. Read More


WATCH: The Zombie Home Apocalypse In Monroe County (WXXI)

According to Rebecca Caico, Senior Staff Attorney with Empire Justice Center, there are thousands of zombie properties in Monroe County. We’ll discuss how they’re haunting taxpayers in ways they may be unaware of. Read More


The housing plague lurking in Monroe County's neighborhoods (City Newspaper)

State lawmakers say that they hope that the new requirements encourage banks to give greater thought to initiating foreclosures and provide them with an incentive to see the cases through promptly. Read More


Rochester lawyer to co-chair effort to help domestic violence victims (The Daily Record)

Empire Justice Center Senior Attorney Amy Schwartz will co-chair a new initiative to improve access to legal services for domestic violence victims announced by the New York State Bar Association and the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York. Read More