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Empire Justice Center Publishes New Resource to Assist Limited English Proficient Victims of Domestic Violence

Today, Empire Justice Center published a brochure providing information for immigrant victims of domestic violence. Entitled “Seeking Protection from Domestic Violence in New York’s Family Court: Information for Immigrant Victims with Limited English Proficiency,” the brochure is available in Russian, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese, as well as English. Read More

Press Release: Community and Advocacy Groups Commend Nassau County Executive Orders Guaranteeing Translation and Interpretation Services to Nassau Residents

In a major step towards ensuring good government in Nassau County, and as a direct result of our advocacy efforts, County Executive Ed Mangano signed the second of two Executive Orders today guaranteeing translation and interpretation services to all limited-English proficient (LEP) residents in their interactions with County Government. Read More

Empire Justice Center Praises Governor for Quick Action on “Shadow Docket” Bill

Today Empire Justice Center praised Governor Cuomo for swiftly signing legislation that keeps homeowners at risk of foreclosure from falling into a legal limbo, allowing them to get into court supervised mediation more quickly to obtain affordable loan modifications. Read More

Governor Urged to Take Quick Action on Bill to Help Spare NYers from Foreclosure

Statewide Coalition Says Every Day of Delay Puts 92 More Homeowners at Risk of Losing Homes; Bill Would Speed Mediation for Affordable Loan Modifications Read More

Class Action Settlement Ends Illegal Food Stamp Terminations and Appeal Delays in New York State

Class Action Settlement in Richard C. v. Proud. Read More

Press Release: Empire Justice Center Applauds the State Legislature for Passage of Key Bills Affecting Low-Income New Yorkers

Two domestic violence bills, one child care bill and a critically important foreclosure bill passed both houses at the end of session last week. Read More

Report Presents “Immigrant Eligibility Crosswalk” and Urges Continued Advances in Immigrant Access to Health Care as NY Implements Insurance Exchange

Today, Empire Justice Center released a report that chronicles immigrant access to health care in New York and zeros in on significant advancements to come with the new State Health Insurance Exchange. Read More

Many Long Island Communities Face Long Term Impact of Foreclosures

Study identifies hardest hit towns and strategies to keep families in their homes and limit damage to the local tax base. Read More

Statewide Advocates Celebrate 30th “Birthday” of Disability Advocacy Program, Calling for Renewed Investment

Members of DAPWorks, a statewide campaign led by Disability Advocacy Program (DAP) advocates and members of the New York State Senate and Assembly, gathered today at the State Capitol in Albany to celebrate three decades of successful advocacy on behalf of low income disabled New Yorkers in need of financial support. Lauding over $1 billion brought into the state by the program during that time, and 208,000 clients served, speakers urged an additional $2.24 million investment above the $4.76 million included in the Executive Budget to allow them to assist more people. Read More

National Consumer Groups Weigh-In on OCC and FRB's Foreclosure Settlement with 10 Banks

National Consumer Law Center, National Association of Consumer Advocates and National Fair Housing Alliance outline the steps needed to strengthen this new settlement. Read More