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1. Blog Archives

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2. Full Blog Archive

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Just Thoughts is the blog of the Empire Justice Center, New York’s statewide, multi-issue, multi-strategy public interest law firm focused on changing the “systems” within which poor ...

Description: Complete archive of blog posts for the Empire Justice Center Blog.

3. An Early Thanksgiving

(Web Page; Tue Sep 18 15:29:00 CDT 2012)

SNAP fingerprinting will end on November 1stIt’s finally here. This week, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) published final regulations prohibiting the use of finger imaging in the Supplementa...

Description: Finally, after years of advocacy, New York will end SNAP (Food Stamps) fingerprinting on November 1st.

4. SNAP Disaster Update: D-SNAP Approved for Westchester County!

(Web Page; Thu Nov 15 09:36:00 CST 2012)

The USDA has approved a disaster supplemental nutrition assistance program (D-SNAP) for Westchester County low income residents who were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Westchester is the first county to seek D-SNAP for struggling...

Description: Westchester County is the first county to request and receive Disaster Food Stamp/SNAP benefits in New York State. This blog post by Senior Paralegal Cathy Roberts contains information about who is eligible and how to access the 100% federally funded assistance.

5. Checking in after Hurricane Sandy

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Feeding the hungry after Hurricane Sandy – the role of SNAP Day 4 after Hurricane Sandy. So many of our relatives, friends and colleagues along the tri-state coastal area are facing hardship … some still lacking basic nece...

Description: Feeding the hungry after Hurricane Sandy – the role of SNAP

6. TANF at 20: The 1996 “Welfare Reform” and its Impact, Part 1

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Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The ad...

Description: Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The advent of the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 brought us the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant, for better or for worse. Twenty years later, New York families are still living in poverty. We present to you our perspectives of TANF at 20.

7. TANF at 20: A Look Back at the Impact on Immigrants

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Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The ad...

Description: At the time PRWORA passed, I was an attorney working with the Greater Upstate Law Project (GULP), predecessor of Empire Justice Center, focusing primarily on housing issues. PRWORA changed all that. I turned back to an earlier area of my practice, public benefits law, but this time with a focus on how PRWORA impacted immigrants in particular.

8. Checking in after Sandy- New Developments

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USDA approves waiver to help SNAP recipients devastated by Hurricane Sandy Between Friday afternoon, November 2nd, and Sunday evening, November 4th, the Governor’s office announced that: Individual SNAP recipients have an exten...

Description: New developments! USDA approves waiver to help SNAP recipients devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

9. D-SNAP update – New York City and Long Island

(Web Page; Thu Dec 13 09:01:00 CST 2012)

New York City: The Human Resources Administration (HRA) has gotten approval to operate a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), for one week beginning on Wednesday, December 12th. D-SNAP will help thousands of N...

Description: D-SNAP update – New York City and Long Island

10. TANF at 20: The 1996 “Welfare Reform” and its Impact, Part 2

(Web Page; Thu Sep 15 15:00:00 CDT 2016)

Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The ad...

Description: Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The advent of the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 brought us the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant, for better or for worse. Twenty years later, New York families are still living in poverty. We present to you our perspectives of TANF at 20.