All families should have access to quality child care, but often the cost of quality care is out of reach for low income New Yorkers. New York’s child care subsidy system is largely federally funded, but because it’s a county administered system, the rules governing the administration of child care vary from county to county, leaving many eligible families without the support they need to stay in the work force, secure in the knowledge that their children are being properly cared for. Empire Justice Center engages in policy advocacy and analysis, working to improve the systems that provide child care subsidies to families.
Policy Matters – April 2021
April 28, 2021
Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter, Policy Matters. In this edition we cover the final State Budget, the overdue repeal of the welfare mortgage laws, new funding for the Tenant Defense Program, impact litigation defending school bus drivers, our fight against nursing home evictions, recognition for CASH, and the release of a new guide to benefits for non-parent caregivers.
In this edition of our newsletter we cover our disappointment in the lack of indictments in the Daniel Prude case, a victory for part-time workers, updates on all of our state budget campaigns, a victory for language access in Monroe County, and a chance to have some fun while supporting a good cause – us!
Welcome to the September edition of our newsletter, Policy Matters. In this edition we cover our annual testimony on the importance of civil legal services, a final push for new tenant protections, our work to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act, advocacy for limited English proficiency SNAP recipients, recommendations for uniform standards of eligibility in family courts, a collection of recent legal education efforts, recognition of excellence in advocacy for several staff members, and last but not least – an invitation to our next Celebration of Leadership event in Albany!
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