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Justice in Aging Joins Amicus Brief in New York Case against the Third Party Transfer Program

Yesterday, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), in
partnership with Justice in Aging and Mobilization for Justice, filed an amicus
brief in Dorce v. City of New York, a case before the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of New York concerning a New York City program, known as the
Third Party Transfer (TPT) Program. Plaintiffs allege the City has implemented the
TPT Program in a discriminatory manner to unjustly seize homes from older
homeowners, primarily in communities of color, without paying the homeowners the
surplus equity of their homes.

The brief argues that plaintiffs have adequately alleged that the TPT Program
violates the Takings Clause of the U.S. and New York State Constitutions by
unlawfully stripping older homeowners of color of wealth and equity without just
compensation. The brief also argues that plaintiffs have adequately alleged that the
program deprives communities of color of their constitutional right to equal

Read the full amicus brief.

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