Testimony

Recent Testimony

Adult Home

Supporting Greater Access to Justice for Adult Home Residents

Emergency Planning and Management During and After the Storm (Jan. 24, 2013)

Medicaid Transition to Care Management for Long-Term Care (Dec. 7, 2012)

Supporting Amendment to Limit Percentage of Residents with Serious Mental Illness in Adult Homes (Sept. 24, 2012)

Protecting Vulnerable Persons in Residential Facilities Against Abuse and Neglect (April 27, 2012)

Consumer

Support NYS Consumer Credit Fairness Act (March 31, 2014)

Regulating Home Improvement Work for Greater Consumer Protection (April 28, 2014)

Comments to Proposed Rules by Consumer Financial Protection Board on Consumer Debt (Feb. 27, 2014)

Comments on OCA Rule Amendment Regarding Default Judgments (Dec. 4, 2013)

Oppose New York State Check Casher Bill (April 22, 2013)

Accuracy and Use of Consumer Credit Reports (April 19, 2013)

Comments on  CFPB Initiative to Promote Student Loan Affordability (April 8, 2013)

Examining the Value of For-Profit Colleges (February 15, 2013)

Examining the Problems of Economic Abuse as a Form of Domestic Abuse and the Adequacy of State Law and Services Available to Victims of Domestic Abuse (December 2012)

Greater Protections Are Needed for GPR Prepaid Card Users (July 2012)

Support Credit Fairness in Employment Act (May 2012)

Defining Larger Participants in Consumer Financial Products and Services Markets (April 16, 2012)

OCC Guidance on Deposit-Related Consumer Credit Products Fails to Address Abuses (August 8, 2011)

End Sewer Service ­ Pass Intro 6A (March 2, 2010)

Disability Rights

MFY Urges NYS Dept. of Health to Deny Application for Segregated Facility for People with Disbilities

Disaster Response

MFY Urges City to Provide More Funding under CDBG for Sandy Victims (April 4, 2013)

Employment

Objections to NYS Dept. of Labor Proposed Work Search Regulations (Oct. 31, 2013)

EEOC Rules on T Visa Certification and Continued Presence Applications (April 4, 2013)

MFY Supports Greater Protections for Workplace Whistleblowers (April 19, 2013)

MFY Urges City Council to Ban Credit Reports in Hiring Decisions (April 11, 2013)

Proposed Resolution Calling for the Passage of the POWER Act

Reducing Fine for Street Vending Violations (April 24, 2012)

Protections for Home Care Workers (March 12, 2012)

Reform Criminal Background Checks for Employment (July 26, 2011)

UI Coalition Letter re AB Decisions on UIB-SSDI (June 8, 2012)

Foreclosure

Funding for Non-Profit Foreclosure Prevention Is Essential (November 7, 2011)

Statewide Campaign to Save Foreclosure Prevention Services Program (September 7, 2011)

Impact of the Mortgage Foreclosure Process and Crisis and Funding for Non-Profit Foreclosure Legal Defense (November 17, 2010)

 Are Loan Servicers Honoring Their Commitment to Help Preserve Home Ownership (June 24, 2010)

 Funding for Legal Services

Preserve Funding for Legal Services for the Working Poor (March 8, 2012)

Impact of Member Item Reduction on Small and Mid-Size Not-for-Profit Community Based Organizations (Oct. 20, 2010)

Housing

Expanding and Preserving Affordable Housing Options for Seniors (June 18, 2014)

Strategies for Improving the Administration of Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption (May 1, 2014)

Oppose Rent Increases for Single Room Occupancy Hotels (May 1, 2014)

Remedies for Breach of Duty of an Owner to Refrain from Harassment of Tenants (April 30, 2014)

Support Proposed Amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code (June 10, 2013)

Oppose Rent Increases for Single Room Occupancy Dwellings (April 25, 2013)

Referral Criteria for Single Adult Permanent Housing (Mar. 18, 2013)

Supportive Housing in New York State  (Dec. 17, 2012)

Rules Relating to Notification of Mortgagee Commencing Action to Recover Residential Property (April 17, 2012)

Extend Rent Regulations in New York City (March 2, 2012)

Meeting the Housing Needs of Older New Yorkers (November 30, 2011)

City’s Response to Illegal Conversion Complaints (June 7, 2011)

NYCHA Policies on Remaining Family Members (June 28, 2010)

Single Adult Permanent Housing Referral Criteria (June 1, 2010)

The Tenant Fair Chance Act (February 1, 2010)

 Kinship Care

Comments on Proposed FCC Rulemaking on Inmate Call Service (July 7, 2014)

Testimony to NYC Council on Kinship Caregivers and the NYC Child Welfare System (May 8, 2014)

MFY Presents Testimony to City Council on the Legal Challenges Facing Kinship Caregivers

MFY Supports Amending Law to Help Kinship Caregivers (May 2013)

MFY Supports Amendments to NYS Domestic Relations Law to Help Relative Caregivers (May 2012)

Kinship Care Is the State’s Child Welfare System (February 10, 2010)

 Mental Health

Amending NY’s Code of Judicial Conduct Regarding Judge’s Role in Facilitating a Fair Hearing for Unrepresented Litigants (March 22, 2013)

DOH Should Include Mental Health Providers in Health-Related Legal Services Standards (August 2, 2012)

Electronic Medical Records Will Help Mental Health Consumers (April 10, 2012)

Mental Health Consumers Need Supported Housing (May 11, 2011)

Nursing Homes

Support for Increase in Personal Needs Allowance for Nursing Home Residents (March 4, 2014)

Public Benefits

Support for Signage on Application Processing & Fair Hearings at Government Sites

Abandonment of Requests for a Fair Hearing (March 30, 2012)

 

 

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