CELJ in the News

September 15, 2021: WIVB Channel 4, “Attorney for senior citizens urges Western NY’ers to protect elderly from financial predators” September 2, 2021: NY Focus, “Why Isn’t New York Offering Paper Applications for COVID Rent Relief?” August 19, 2021: Olean Times Herald, “Borrello hosts fraud prevention clinics for seniors” August 3, 2021: Genesee Sun, “Senator Borrello…

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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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Improve Adult Care Facilities

A.4416C (Gottfried) / S.3460A (Rivera) provides important consumer protections to residents and their families by deterring the worst abuses in Adult Care Facilities.  The Center for Elder Law & Justice is urging our state legislators to support A.4416C / S.3460A in an effort to improve Adult Care Facilities, benefiting the lives of New Yorkers residing…

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