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1. Still working on that sunlight

(Web Page; Thu Oct 25 09:48:00 CDT 2012)

In my last post, I talked about the need for better data to increase transparency and accountability in the mortgage lending market. This week I have a great opportunity to make my case. I am one of several consumer advocates from acr...

Description: We will be talking with the CFPB about data-related issues, all of which are part of Dodd-Frank and are critical to shedding more light on mortgage lending and servicing in this country.

2. CFPB Publishes Complaint Narratives - What it Means for New Yorkers

(Web Page; Wed Jul 29 13:39:00 CDT 2015)

On June 25, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published over 7,700 consumer complaint narratives about financial companies. Since first making the complaints database public in 2013, CFPB has been improving access ...

Description: Since first making the complaints database public in 2013, CFPB has been improving access to and search capabilities for the data collected. The ability to view consumer complaint narratives may be the most significant change in this access yet.

3. New York State Legislature Extends Settlement Conferences for Five Years

(Web Page; Tue Jun 17 14:31:00 CDT 2014)

The New York State Legislature last week passed crucial legislation that serves to assist homeowners facing foreclosure. One piece of the legislation is that mandatory foreclosure settlement conferences, set to expire in early 2015, hav...

Description: The New York State Legislature last week passed crucial legislation that serves to assist homeowners facing foreclosure.

4. Empire Justice Center Partnering with New York Disability Vote Network to Bolster Political Capital of Individuals with Disabilities

(Web Page; Tue Jul 22 12:56:00 CDT 2014)

Written by Nicholas M. Lind, 2014 Policy InternNew York Disability Vote Network (NYDVN) Strengthens Individuals with DisabilitiesEmpire Justice Center is proud to announce our partnership with the New York Disability Vote Network (NYDVN)...

Description: Empire Justice Center is proud to announce our partnership with the New York Disability Vote Network (NYDVN), a project of the Center for Disability Rights.

5. When it Comes to Foreclosures, the FHFA Should Lay Blame Where it Belongs - On Mortgage Servicers, Not State Consumer Protection Laws

(Web Page; Mon Dec 03 06:57:00 CST 2012)

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s overseer, wrongly, and egregiously is attacking state consumer protection laws. The Agency published a proposal [http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/24525/NoticeSt...

Description: Advocates comment on The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s overseer, wrongly, and egregiously is attacking state consumer protection laws.

6. LGBT Rights in Education: Recent Victories, But Our Fight Continues

(Web Page; Thu May 22 08:25:00 CDT 2014)

This is a dynamic time in the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) civil rights movement. Our LGBT communities continue to gain important victories in the fight for marriage equality, but there are still many inequalities that mar...

Description: This is a dynamic time in the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) civil rights movement. Our LGBT communities continue to gain important victories in the fight for marriage equality, but there are still many inequalities that marriage simply cannot solve.

7. Working for Workers: Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow takes on wage theft, bolsters workers' rights

(Web Page; Fri Mar 25 15:02:00 CDT 2016)

Empire Justice Center is excited to welcome the 2015-17 Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow Elizabeth Koo to the Workers’ Rights Project. Elizabeth, a community organizer-turned-community lawyer, credits the unjustifiable experi...

Description: In addition to representing low-income individuals in wage theft and discrimination cases and providing know-your-rights workshops and community legal education trainings throughout the Rochester community, Koo will be advocating on a statewide level. Namely, she will be building coalition strength around the Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (SWEAT) bill, which will provide essential tools to victims of wage theft and help workers collect on court-awarded judgments for stolen wages.

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

(Web Page; Wed Aug 24 09:05:00 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.