CELJ in the News

February 24, 2022: WBFO, “Nursing homes helped bring down Cuomo. How has Hochul handled them?” February 17, 2022: WGRZ Channel 2, “Hospital’s new COVID support group: ‘It can change lives’ patient says” February 14, 2022: Syracuse Post-Standard, “Weekends are a nursing home danger zone. A Syracuse home’s staffing is among NY’s worst” January 31, 2022:…

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COVID-19: What New Yorkers Need to Know

Erin Riker, Esq. Coordinator, CELJ Senior Legal Advice Helpline This page contains information about changes in laws, emergency declarations, and other government actions that affect your life in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.  This page will be updated monthly, or as significant conditions change.  It is current as of 12:00pm on December 16, 2020. …

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Online Legal Risk Assessment Tools Available

During this global pandemic more Western New Yorkers are struggling with issues related to safe and affordable housing, debt, health care and financial exploitation. The Center for Elder Law & Justice has two online screening tools available to connect older adults who may be facing these types of challenges with our office. The New York…

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CELJ Opposes Proposed Rule Discriminating Against Transgender Individuals in Homeless Shelters

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submitted by Christopher Phillips, Esq. On July 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a proposed rule, entitled Making Admission or Placement Determinations Based on Sex in Facilities Under Community Planning and Development Housing Programs.  The proposed rule would permit emergency homeless shelters to admit individuals based solely on their biological…

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