A Solid Budget That Signals a More Fair and Equitable New York During Pandemic Recovery
Empire Justice Center applauds legislators and the Governor’s commitment to repeal current laws that require applicants for public assistance who own homes to give a mortgage to the county as a condition for eligibility for public assistance. New York was the last state in the nation to require homeowners to give a mortgage on their homes in exchange for receiving welfare benefits, perpetuating an endless cycle of poverty and hardships.
Welcome to the March edition of our newsletter, Policy Matters. In this edition we cover movement on the Gender Recognition Act, issue one last update on the State Budget, highlight an immigration legal services project, and share webinars on the legal name changes for trans new Yorkers and the Paycheck Protection Program.