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Empire Justice Center 2016 State Policy Priorities

Shelter, heat, food, economic stability. Health and home care, fair wages, freedom from discrimination. Empire Justice Center's 2016 Policy Priorities are meant to highlight several of the most important ways New York State can recommit to providing a strong foundation on which all New York families have the opportunity to build toward the American Dream, right here in our state. Read More


2014: Access to credit remains tight for people and communities of color

While we are 5 years into the recovery, a Center for Responsible Lending analysis of the just-released 2014 data shows that we are still not making enough progress. Read More


Empire Justice Center 2015 State Policy Priorities

All New Yorkers, particularly the most vulnerable, should have an equal opportunity to pursue justice and the road to prosperity. For too many of us, this is not an option. To work toward achieving these goals, New York must make investments and statutory changes in 2015. Read More


Empire Justice Center 2014 State Policy Priorities

Empire Justice Center 2014 State Policy Priorities Read More


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

Empire Justice is a member of a statewide coalition that says every day of delay puts 92 more homeowners at risk of losing homes. Read More


Empire Justice Center 2013 State Legislative Priorities

Empire Justice budget and substantive legislative priorities for 2013. Read More


Resources for those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Here are some helpful resources and links as you and your clients deal with the aftermath of Sandy. We’ll do our best to keep updating it. Read More


Empire Justice Center 2012 Legislative and Executive Agenda

The focus of our state level policy work for 2012. Read More


The Subprime Crisis: Is Government Housing Policy to Blame?

In this paper the authors examine whether housing policy, embodied by the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and the affordable housing goals of the government sponsored enterprises, were associated with worse outcomes in the mortgage market, including delinquency rates and measures of loan quality. Read More


Highlights from the 2011 Legislative Session

After all the emails, strategy sessions, meetings, Facebook updates and trips to Albany, the 2011 Legislative session closed with a huge amount of excitement about New York’s new civil rights law that will bring marriage equality to same sex couples. Read More