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Empire Justice Center to release report

Empire Justice Center will release its latest report: “Turn up the Heat: It’s Time to Raise New York’s Shelter and Fuel Allowances” today at 11 a.m. via email.

A statement from Empire Justice Center said that New York state’s public assistance shelter and fuel allowances are so inadequate, that they are pushing families and individuals out of their homes and into homelessness, ultimately costing taxpayers more to provide emergency shelter. The allowances don’t come close to covering housing and heating costs, especially upstate.

Empire Justice Center is a “statewide, civil legal aid organization that seeks to make the law work for all New Yorkers through individual legal representation, educating service providers about the law, and systems change advocacy including policy analysis and recommendations.”