Testimony below is arranged by subject area.



Testimony to NYS Assembly on Practices of the Student Loan Industry (Nov. 27, 2018)

Testimony to NYS Assembly on Banning Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Contracts (Feb. 10, 2016)

Comments on NYS Department of Labor’s Proposed Rules on Payroll Cards (July 31, 2015)

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)


Support Bill to Promote Language Access in Workers’ Compensation Courts (June 14, 2017)

Support Partial Unemployment Benefits (February 24, 2017)

Support of Intro. 815-A to Prevent Discrimination in Hiring (September 21, 2015)

How New York City Is Educating Its Adult Immigrant Community (June 22, 2015)

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)

Disaster Response

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


Adult Homes

Testimony on the New York State Medicaid Program Efficacy and Sustainability (Nov. 9, 2021)

Adult Care Facilities (Sept. 19, 2017)

Supporting Greater Access to Justice for Adult Home Residents (May 6, 2014)

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)

Disability Rights

Testimony in Support of NY City Council Intro. 147 on Greater Oversight of Supportive Housing (Apr. 24, 2018)

Testimony in Support of Creating More Affordable Housing (Nov. 15, 2015)

MFY Urges NYS Dept. of Health to Deny Application for Segregated Facility for People with Disabilities (August 3, 2013)

Mental Health

Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System (May 13, 2015)

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

Nursing Home Quality of Care and Patient Safety and Enforcement (Nov. 20, 2017)

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



The Crisis Facing Brooklyn Homeowners (March 15, 2019)

Evaluating City’s Purchase of FHA Financed Underwater Mortgages (Feb. 14, 2017)

Testimony before City Council on Real Property Deed Fraud (February 1, 2016)

Testimony before City Council on the Economic Impact of the City’s Foreclosure Crisis (April 14, 2015)

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

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


Testimony in Support of Strengthening Three-Quarter House Task Force and Oversight (April 29, 2019)

Testimony on NYCHA Development & Privatization (October 30, 2018)

Support Amending Administrative Code in Relation to Indoor Asthma Allergen Hazards and Pest Management (Dec. 11, 2017)

Amending the City Building Code in Relation to Boarders, Lodgers or Roomers in Private Dwellings (June 13, 2017)

Support Amending the Building Code in Relation to Asthma (June 13, 2017)

Testimony on City’s Response to Illegal Use and Illegal Conversion Complaints (June 2, 2017)

Examining the City’s Response to Illegal Use and Illegal Conversion Complaints (June 7, 2011)

Testimony on Creation of an Energy Efficiency Program for Multiple Dwellings (April 24, 2017)

Testimony on NYCHA’s Permanent Exclusion Policy (April 24, 2017)

Support Right to Counsel for Tenants (Sept. 26, 2016)

Testimony in Support of Amending Harassment Definition to Include Illegal Conversions of Dwelling Units (May 4, 2016)

Testimony in Support of Laws to Protect Tenants from Construction-Related Harassment (April 18, 2016)

Testimony in Support of Laws to Ensure Basic Tenant Safety before Building Renovations are Made (February 22, 2016)

Support Amendments to City Law in Relation to Minimum Temperature in Buildings (Jan. 14, 2016)

Support Increasing Penalties for Work without a Permit (Dec. 10, 2015)

Oversight: Supportive Housing in New York City (November 19, 2015)

Testimony in Support of Special Exit & Prevention (SEPS) Supplement Program (November 17, 2015)

Testimony In Support of Three Measures to Strengthen Enforcement of Laws against Illegal Hotels (October 30, 2015)

Testimony Supporting Amending Definition of Harassment to Include Repeated Buyout Offers (April 29, 2015)

Testimony Opposing Rent Increases for Single Room Occupancy Hotels (April 23, 2015)

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)


Testimony on Implementation of the State Budget on the Judiciary (December 1, 2017)

Testimony in Support of Funding for Immigrant Legal Services (March 28, 2016)

Testimony before City Council in Support of an Office of Civil Justice (April 15, 2015)

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


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 (Nov. 20, 2015)

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

Examining the Challenges of Grandparent Caregivers: An Update (June 14, 2012)

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


Immigrant children Need Equal Access to Benefits (April 24, 2018)

Support for Signage on Application Processing & Fair Hearings at Government Sites (March 2014)

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