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Suffolk County Executive signs Countywide Language Access Order

In Sandy’s Aftermath, Community and Advocacy Groups Applaud County Executive Bellone for Landmark Executive Order Guaranteeing Translation and Interpretation Services to Suffolk Residents. Read More


A. G. Schneiderman Announces $20 Million In Funding To Help Families In New York State Avoid Foreclosure (Office of the Attorney General)

A portion of the $20 million is also going to support a partnership between the OAG and two “Anchor Partners,” who will assist with training, technical assistance, and other support systems to ensure the network is providing the highest quality of services to at-risk homeowners. The Center for New York City Neighborhoods will serve as Anchor Partner for groups operating in NYC, and the Empire Justice Center will serve as the Anchor Partner for the rest of the State. Read More


Medicaid Matters Press Release on State Super Waiver

The State’s interest in continuing to reform the Medicaid program in New York was reaffirmed through an 1115 Medicaid waiver amendment application submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), referred to as the Super Waiver. Read More


Court Orders Suffolk County DSS to Immediately Restore Child Care Benefits to Low-Income Working Families

On July 26, 2012 a federal court ordered Suffolk County Department of Social Services to immediately restore child care benefits to all Suffolk County working families whose child care ended earlier this month. Read More


Report finds FHA/VA Lending Disproportionately Prevalent in Neighborhoods of Color

Leading community organizations, including Empire Justice Center, today report evidence of a two-tiered mortgage market characterized by high rates of government-backed loans made both to borrowers in communities of color and to minority borrowers in their new report, “Paying More for the American Dream VI: Racial Disparities in FHA/VA Lending.” Read More


Empire Justice Center Statement: Supreme Court Ruling a Tremendous Victory for New Yorkers in Need of Health Care and for New York’s Economy

The highly anticipated ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the Affordable Care Act, is a true victory for all New Yorkers in need of health care, for New York State and our state’s economy. Read More


Empire Justice Center Applauds Consumer Bureau’s New Credit Card Disclosure Policy

Empire Justice Center praised the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) announcement yesterday that it will now make its credit card complaint data accessible to the public. Read More


Former Congressman John LaFalce Joins the Empire Justice Center Board

Jack O’Connell, Chair of the Empire Justice Board of Directors, announces the election of former Congressman John LaFalce of Buffalo to the Board of Empire Justice. Read More


Governor Cuomo Announces New York State to End Finger Imaging Requirement for Food Stamp Recipients ()

Governor Delivers on State of the State Promise to Remove Barriers to Participation in Food Stamp Program. New Anti-Fraud System Less Costly and More Effective at Preventing Abuse than Finger Imaging. Read More


NYS Foreclosure Prevention Services Progam Campaign Celebrates Albany Collaboration to Restore Funding

The New York State Foreclosure Prevention Services campaign today thanks and applauds the groundbreaking agreement among Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the New York State Legislature to provide six months of critical funding for the statewide Foreclosure Prevention Services Program in the FY 2012-13 budget. Read More