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Empire Justice Center 2017 State Administrative Priorities

As New Yorkers, we unite around the concepts of liberty, equality and opportunity. In 2017, Empire Justice Center’s top priorities will be focused on identifying and fostering ways to strengthen New York’s laws, our communities, and each other, to protect justice for ALL New Yorkers. Read More


Empire Justice Center 2017 State Legislative Priorities

As New Yorkers, we unite around the concepts of liberty, equality and opportunity. In 2017, Empire Justice Center’s top priorities will be focused on identifying and fostering ways to strengthen New York’s laws, our communities, and each other, to protect justice for ALL New Yorkers. Read More


Foreclosure Prevention Funding Gets Six Month Extension from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman agreed to provide further funding from settlement money proceeds under his control to ensure foreclosure prevention services continue throughout New York State. Read More


Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures are Now Entitled to Mandatory Settlement Conferences

This year’s budget removed the exclusion of reverse mortgages from the definition of “home loan,” bringing reverse mortgage foreclosures into the mandatory settlement conference process. Read More


2017 New York State Budget Wrap

There were many critical wins and losses for New Yorkers in the final enacted New York State budget. Our staff have prepared analyses of some of the key areas we focused on this year. Read More


Protect New York Homes

Funding for the Foreclosure Prevention Services Network ends on September 30, 2017. New York State is a national model for foreclosure prevention and community restoration because of its dedication to providing homeowners with a strong network of professional housing counselors and legal services attorneys. Read More


An Analysis of Life After HAMP

A comparison of recent modification results to those the homeowner would receive under the MBA OneMod proposal. By National Council of La Raza, National Housing Resource Center and Empire Justice Center. Read More


Empire Justice Center 2017 State Budget Priorities

As New Yorkers, we unite around the concepts of liberty, equality and opportunity. In 2017, Empire Justice Center’s top priorities will be focused on identifying and fostering ways to strengthen New York’s laws, our communities, and each other, to protect justice for ALL New Yorkers. Read More


Restoring Neighborhoods: New York State’s 2016 Zombie Property and Foreclosure Prevention Act

On June 23, 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Chapter 73 of the Laws of New York 2016. The new act includes provisions and intentions that were part of several bills introduced throughout the session to address the zombie property and foreclosure crises in New York State. Read More


KeyBank Announces Investment of Millions in Upstate Communities

Upstate communities are heartened to see KeyBank invest in communities with expanded lending, community development initiatives, and philanthropic grants and investments. Read More