Justice Center News

The Justice Center News blog features our advocacy on issues affecting low-income New Yorkers today and the latest CBJC happenings.  For press releases, click here. For publications, click here.


Reverse Mortgage Loans and NY’s Most Vulnerable Homeowners – by Scott Kohanowski

by CBJC StaffAugust 4, 2016

Seniors are among New York’s most vulnerable individuals and the City Bar Justice Center’s Foreclosure Prevention Project is witnessing an alarming trend affecting this community. There has been a dramatic uptick in reverse mortgage loan foreclosures in the last year.

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Sun Gate Foundation Awards Scholarship to Justice Center Client

by CBJC StaffJuly 8, 2016

On July 5, Gong was notified that she received a $500 scholarship to pay for her textbooks this fall as she enters her second year of nursing school.

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Win in EDNY for Victims of Predatory Lending Practices – by Brianna Noonan

by Brianna NoonanJuly 5, 2016

This past week the St. Jean v. Emigrant jury trial came to a close with a favorable verdict for eight black homeowners who proved that they were victims of predatory lending practices.

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With a Single Line, Supreme Court Strikes Major Blow to Hopeful Immigrant Families – by Danny Alicea, Fragomen Fellow

by CBJC StaffJune 23, 2016

On June 23, 2016, after years of anticipation and coalition building, the Supreme Court issued a one line per curiam opinion, refusing to overrule the current blockade of the long awaited Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) program.

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John Oliver Spotlights Debt Collection – by Ben Mattison

by CBJC StaffJune 6, 2016

Last night John Oliver and the staff of Last Week Tonight did a fantastic piece on the third-party debt collection industry. Even if you aren’t one of millions of Americans who Oliver says owe an estimated $436 billion in overdue consumer or medical debt alone, it is well worth a watch.

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CBJC Holds Successful Immigration Law Clinic for Homeless Families

by CBJC StaffMay 27, 2016

“You don’t need to be afraid of us,” said Laura Berger in Spanish to the room filled with homeless families at Nelson Avenue Family residence. “We’re here to help you.” Most of the households included one or more family members who were undocumented and residing at the shelter.

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