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Know Your Rights: A Guide to Fighting Discrimination Against Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming New Yorkers Under the New York State Human Rights Law
Transgender and gender-nonconforming people in New York State are now clearly protected by our Human Rights Law (HRL), thanks to new regulations issued earlier this year. Our NEW GUIDE explains what gender identity-based discrimination might look like, and how to exercise your rights under the HRL. Read More

The Long Island Foreclosure Crisis: Stabilizing the communities most impacted by foreclosures in Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Study identifies hardest hit towns and strategies to keep families in their homes and limit damage to the local tax base. Read More

Paying More for the American Dream VI
This report examines systemic inequities in the mortgage market, as reflected in neighborhood lending patterns based on race and ethnicity. The authors analyzed 2010 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data, and compared conventional and government-backed prime mortgage lending in seven U.S. cities, based on borrowers’ race and ethnicity and the racial and ethnic composition of neighborhoods. Read More

Paying More for the American Dream V
Access to mortgage refinance loans sharply declined in communities of color – and increased substantially in predominantly white neighborhoods, according to a report released today by a multistate collaboration of regional research, policy and advocacy organizations, including Empire Justice Center.... Read More

The Mortgage Meltdown II
New York's continuing foreclosure crisis and the need to help homeowners avoid the loss of their homes Read More

The River Runs Dry
This report documents a dramatic decrease in prime mortgage lending made between 2006 and 2008 in Rochester, NY, and highlights that low-income communities and neighborhoods of color were hardest hit by the drop-off in lending. Read More

How Fair Is New York’s FAIR Plan?
An Examination of NYPIUA’s Residential FAIR Plan Policies. Read More

Curbing the Mortgage Meltdown
The Impact of Foreclosures on New York’s Economy and Communities Read More

Homeowners Insurance Gap
How race and neighborhood composition explain cost and access disparities in Rochester and Monroe County, New York. Read More