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Empire Justice’s 2013 priorities

Empire Justice Center is focusing its state legislative priorities on policies and programs that help improve the quality of life for New Yorkers who are struggling to find or keep low-wage jobs, are unable to work and are in need ...

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Cohn fellow has keen interest in worker rights

Reyna Ramolete Hayashi’s interest in law and improving conditions for low-income workers can be traced to the struggles of her grandparents and mother, who toiled in low-paying jobs when they first came to the U.S. Her grandparents emigrated from the ...

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Rochester attorney gets Denison Ray Award

Michael Hanley, senior staff attorney with the Empire Justice Center, received a Denison Ray Award from the Department of Pro Bono Affairs of the New York State Bar Association. Hanley, who has practiced civil rights and housing law since 1975, ...

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Report: More fed-backed loans in minority communities

A collaborative report released today by the Empire Justice Center in conjunction with six other community organizations nationwide indicates minority borrowers and borrowers who purchase homes in communities of color receive far more government-backed loans insured by the Federal Housing ...

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Empire Justice seeks ODTA fair hearing rule revisions

Among the items included in the regulatory agenda of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is the amendment of fair hearing regulations to ensure that the due process rights of appellants are protected. But, Empire Justice ...

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Senate committee members hear nonprofits’ plight

Members of nonprofit agencies including Empire Justice Center, Lifespan, United Way and Catholic Family Center met with the chairmen for the Senate Committee on Social Services and the Senate Committee on Children and Families in Rochester on Thursday to gather ...

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Foreclosure rates down, for now

The latest local and national foreclosure figures provided by RealtyTrac Inc. indicate foreclosure rates are down, but these figures certainly don’t indicate the foreclosure crisis is ending. Foreclosure activity hit a 44-month low in July and was down nearly 35 percent ...

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