All New Yorkers deserve equal access to programs such as health care, social services, justice through the courts and law enforcement, regardless of their proficiency with the English language. Empire Justice provides know your rights information, technical assistance to other advocates, and policy advocacy and analysis on issues relating to language access. Additionally, our staff also lead the Long Island Language Advocates Coalition, a group committed to expanding access to services for limited English proficient New Yorkers on Long Island.
PRESS RELEASE: Advocates Applaude FHFA’s Move to Require Mortgage Lenders to Obtain Applicants’ Language Preference
May 04, 2022
WASHINGTON – Today, National Consumer Law Center, Americans for Financial Reform, Consumer Action, Empire Justice Center, National Community Stabilization Trust, National Fair Housing Alliance, UnidosUS, and National CAPACD applauded the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announcement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will make it mandatory for lenders to use the Supplementary Consumer Information Form (SCIF) during the loan application process.
Welcome to the October edition of our newsletter, Policy Matters. In this edition we cover the release of the Rochester Latinx Agenda, SNAP benefits for prepared meals, the Sanctions bill, our new crime victims guide, how to receive the child tax credit, an overview of domestic violence legislation passed in the last two years, and an award for a lifetime of consumer advocacy.