Testimony Archive

Adult Home

On State’s Enforcement of Laws & Regulations Protecting Adult Home Residents (May 2002)


OCC Guidance on Deposit-Related Consumer Credit Products Fails to Address Abuses (August 8, 2011)

End Sewer Service ­ Pass Intro 6A (March 2, 2010)

Comments in Support of CFPB Policy Giving Consumers the Right to Be Heard

Process Serving Industry Must Be Reformed (Nov. 13, 2009)

 NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Public Hearing on Process Server Practices (June 13, 2008)

New York State Laws on Debt Collection Must be Amended (October 24, 2006)

Debt Collection Practices Can Harm Seniors and People with Mental Disabilities (June 12, 2006)


Reform Criminal Background Checks for Employment (July 26, 2011)


Impact of the Mortgage Foreclosure Process and Crisis and Funding for Non-Profit Foreclosure Legal Defense (November 17, 2010)

 Are Loan Servicers Honoring Their Commitment to Help Preserve Home Ownership (June 24, 2010)

Improve Foreclosure Bill (April 21, 2009)

Funding for Legal Services

Impact of Member Item Reduction on Small and Mid-Size Not-for-Profit Community Based Organizations (Oct. 20, 2010)



Meeting the Housing Needs of Older New Yorkers (November 30, 2011)

City’s Response to Illegal Conversion Complaints (June 7, 2011)

NYCHA Policies on Remaining Family Members (June 28, 2010)

Single Adult Permanent Housing Referral Criteria (June 1, 2010)

The Tenant Fair Chance Act (February 1, 2010)

Oversight: NYCHA’s Pet Policy (December 17, 2009)

SRO Rents Should Not Increase (May 2, 2009)

Equal Access to Housing Services Act (March 27, 2008)

Oversight: NYCHA’s Administrative Hearing Process and Judicial Proceedings (1/23/08)

Testimony to NYC Rent Guidelines Board (April 27, 2007)

Seniors Need More Help to Fight Evictions (October 23, 2006)

Remedies for Harassment and Loss of Regulated Tenancies (July 24, 2006)

Rents in SRO Units Should Not be Raised (May 2, 2006)

Preserving Affordable Housing for Disabled Individuals (April 2004)

The Future of Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Programs (January 2005)

Preserving SRO Housing Prevents Homelessness (April 2005)

Kinship Care

Kinship Care Is the State’s Child Welfare System (February 10, 2010)

Kinship Caregivers Need Greater Support From City Agencies (October 29, 2009)

Mental Health

Mental Health Consumers Need Supported Housing (May 11, 2011)

 Preventing Homelessness among New York City’s Mental Health Consumers (April 27, 2006)

Restructuring Delivery of Mental Hygiene Services in New York State (June 2005)

The Critical Need for Legal Services for Mental Health Consumers (March 2005)

Implementation of Half-Fare MetroCard for People with Psychiatric Disabilities a Success (January 2005)

Preserving Affordable Housing for Disabled Individuals (April 2004)