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

Comments to CFPB on Disclosure of Consumer Complaint Narrative Data (Sept. 22, 2014)

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)

Disability Rights

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

Disaster Response

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

Employment

Support of Intro. 261-2014 – City Council Law to Prohibit Discrimination in Employment based on Credit Checks

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)

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)

 Funding for Legal Services

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

Housing

Testimony in Support of HPD Plan for Housing Applications in Multiple Languages (October 29, 2014)

Testimony of Ms. Wun Kuen Ng before the Chief Judge on Access to Civil Legal Services (September 29, 2014)

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)

 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)

 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)

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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