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Empire Justice Center Releases In the Eye of the Storm: Why the Threat of Foreclosure Damage Continues (RealEstateRama)

Empire Justice Center released its most recent report, “In the Eye of the Storm: Why the Threat of Foreclosure Damage Continues,” detailing the state of the foreclosure crisis in Rochester, NY, as well as all of New York State, and its impact on neighborhoods and municipalities. Read More

WCNY Capitol Pressroom: March 25, 2015 (WCNY Capitol Pressroom)

Lisa Frisch, Executive Director of The Legal Project, and Anne Erickson, President & CEO at the Empire Justice Center, explain why New York should do a better job of funding civil legal services. Read More

Foreclosures continue to hurt Rochester neighborhoods (City Newspaper)

For some time now, government reports have painted a fairly upbeat picture about the winding down of the foreclosure crisis and the rebound of the real estate market. But that’s taken from a national overview. Read More

Rochester Foreclosure Rates Remain Steady (

A new report out shows that Rochester is not out of the woods yet when it comes to the foreclosure crisis. Read More

Report: NY foreclosure woes to linger at least 2 years (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)

New York’s home foreclosure crisis will drag on at least through 2017 even though it has largely receded in many parts of the nation, a new report says. Read More

Report from Empire Justice Center Looks at Home Foreclosures (Time Warner Cable News)

A team from the Empire Justice Center released a report Thursday titled "In the Eye of the Storm: Why the Threat of Foreclose Damage Continues." Read More

South Wedge groups hold poverty forum (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)

Wedge Wage: Organizing for a Living Wage takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Historic German House and is open to anyone in Rochester. Read More

Woman to Watch: Julia Sáenz (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)

For Julia Sáenz, it was always about social justice. That is what guided her to complete her undergraduate degree in social work and is the driving force behind her legal work on behalf of Rochester's LGBT community. Read More

State Senator seeks more spending to help families cover child care costs (The Buffalo News)

Erie County is one of 24 counties in the state that require family copayments of 35 percent of their income for child care. Read More

Surplus Budget Funds could Help the Poor Access Legal Services, State Bar President Lau-Kee Proposes (New York State Bar Association)

The New York State Bar Association is seeking $5 million in state funding for the creation of a legal services center in Albany to enhance the availability of legal services to low income individuals. Read More