Affordable homeownership is the key to maintaining stable, vibrant communities in New York State. For more than a decade, Empire Justice Center has worked to make sure that all New Yorkers have access to responsible, affordable mortgage products, and that their rights are protected if they fall into foreclosure. Empire Justice Center provides direct representation in to homeowners in need of foreclosure prevention services in Rochester, and policy advocacy and analysis in fighting for better and continued protections.
PRESS RELEASE: Long Island Communities Trying to Recover from the Foreclosure Crisis Lack Access to Mortgage Lending
September 18, 2015
Empire Justice Center Report finds that this key aspect of an economic recovery is not reaching low income families and communities of color
CFPB Publishes Complaint Narratives – What it Means for New Yorkers
July 29, 2015
The CFPB began accepting complaints as soon as it opened its doors in July 2011. Three years later, in July 2014, the CFPB announced that they would begin making narratives associated with those complaints public.
PRESS RELEASE: Empire Justice Center Releases “In the Eye of the Storm: Why the Threat of Foreclosure Damage Continues”
March 19, 2015
Empire Justice Center released its most recent report, “In the Eye of the Storm: Why the Threat of Foreclosure Damage Continues,” detailing the state of the foreclosure crisis in Rochester, NY, as well as all of New York State, and its impact on neighborhoods and municipalities.