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Empire Justice Center 2014 State Policy Priorities

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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


New CRL Research: Payday Loans are a Gateway to Long-Term Debt

Although payday loans are marketed as quick solutions to occasional financial shortfalls, new research from the Center for Responsible Lending shows that these small dollar loans are far from short-term. Read More


Force-Placed Insurance Strips Equity from NYS Homeowners

Force-placed insurance harms New York homeowners and puts them at increased risk of foreclosure. Read More


News Articles on the Release of Empire Justice Center's Report: The Mortgage Meltdown II

News articles from various sources on The Mortgage Meltdown II report. Read More