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Statement on Home Care Grievance Decision

March 5, 2022
On February 25th, a decision was reached in the 1199SEIU grievance process, which established a Special Wage Fund of at least $30 million with contributions from 42 home care agencies in order to compensate current and former 1199SEIU home care workers in a resolution of wage and hour claims. The Chinese-American Planning Council Home Attendant Program Inc. (CPCHAP) is among the 42 home care agencies involved in the process, of which arbitration was the final step.
March 5, 2022

CPC Statement on Home Care Reform

August 31, 2022
New York, NY – The Chinese-American Planning Council Home Attendant Program Inc. (CPCHAP) provides critical, life-saving home care services to Medicaid patients, who cannot afford such services otherwise. CPCHAP has no choice but to provide home care by following New York State Medicaid rules and requirements, as well as Department of Labor laws, court decisions, and union agreements.
August 31, 2022

CPC and JASA Release Joint Op-Ed on Reforming Home Care in the Gotham Gazette

March 31, 2022
CPC President/CEO Wayne Ho and JASA President/CEO Kathryn Haslanger co-wrote an op-ed for the Gotham Gazette that “It’s time for Albany to equitably and fairly compensate home care workers.” They urge State legislators to pass Fair Pay for Home Care to increase wages by 50% and the A3145A Epstein/S359A Persaud bill to ensure 24-hour home care cases are split into two, separate 12-hour shifts. The State must fully fund these reforms to better support home care workers and patients.
March 31, 2022

CPC Speaks with FAQ NYC on Home Care Reform

March 28, 2022

CPC President and CEO Wayne Ho joined hosts of FAQ NYC on March 23rd to discuss the New York State budget and legislative changes needed in order to provide critical, life-saving home care services to Medicaid patients.

March 28, 2022

CPC Joins Home Care Workers and Providers to Call for Gov. Hochul to Fully Fund Fair Pay for Home Care Act

March 21, 2022

On March 18th, CPC joined home care workers and providers outside Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Manhattan office at the #Providers4FairPay rally to demand funding for the Fair Pay for Home Care Act be included in the final State budget.

March 21, 2022

CPC Advocates for Fair Pay for Home Care on International Women's Day

March 9, 2022
CPC joined home care workers, community members, advocates, and union leaders to advocate for Fair Pay for Home Care on International Women's Day.
March 9, 2022

CPC Joins Caring Majority for Fair Pay for Home Care Advocacy Day

February 15, 2022

On February 14th, CPC joined the NY Caring Majority -- which includes seniors, people with disabilities, providers, advocates, and labor leaders -- to advocate for #FairPay4HomeCare.

February 15, 2022

Community-Based Home Care Work Group Policy Priorities

January 28, 2022
The Community-Based Home Care Workgroup consists of 11 nonprofit home care agencies collectively serving nearly 11,000 community members a year across the five boroughs of New York City. The Workgroup Policy Priorities, including ending the Medicaid global cap, fully funding 24-hour home care, and passing Fair Pay for Home Care and the New York Health Act.
January 28, 2022

Facts By The Numbers: Home Care in New York State

January 27, 2022
We care deeply about our 4,500 home care workers and our 3,000 home care patients. We recognize that 24-hour shifts are unsustainable and unfair to the 2.5% of our workforce who takes on those cases, which is why change at the State-level is needed. More facts about home care and the changes that can help relieve these challenges can be found in this infographic.
January 27, 2022

CPC Statement on Home Care Rally and Report 

January 12, 2022
The Chinese-American Planning Council Inc. (CPC) has no choice but to point out the lies, untruths, and distortions that are being said by the Ain’t I a Woman Campaign and Assembly Member Ron Kim about its subsidiary Chinese-American Planning Council Home Attendant Program Inc. (CPCHAP) in the provision of critical, life-saving home care services to Medicaid patients, who cannot afford such services otherwise. CPCHAP has no choice but to provide home care by following New York State Medicaid rules and requirements, as well as Department of Labor laws, court decisions, and union agreements.
January 12, 2022

Community-Based Home Care Workgroup's Statement on Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address

January 7, 2022
The Community-Based Home Care Workgroup consists of 11 nonprofit home care agencies, including Chinese-American Planning Council Home Attendant Program, Inc. We urge the Governor to include Fair Pay for Home Care (S5374 May/A6329 Gottfried), fully funding 24-hour care (A3145A Epstein/S359 Persaud), and lifting the Medicaid Global Cap in her FY23 Executive Budget, as well as key investments in innovation, training, and oversight.
January 7, 2022

CPC Statement on Assembly Member Ron Kim’s Report 

January 5, 2022
The Chinese-American Planning Council Home Attendant Program Inc. (CPCHAP) – a subsidiary of the Chinese-American Planning Council Inc. (CPC) – provides critical, life-saving home care services to Medicaid patients, who cannot afford such services otherwise. We have no choice but to do so by following New York State Medicaid rules and requirements, as well as Department of Labor laws, court decisions, and union agreements. We have long called for the State to replace 24-hour home care cases with two 12-hour split shifts, which would be best for both workers and patients. This requires changes to State labor law and Medicaid funding rates.
January 5, 2022

CPC Calls on Governor and Legislative Leaders to Reform Home Care

December 6, 2021
CPC continues its advocacy on home care reform by calling on New York State Governor Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Heastie to end 24-hour shifts and raise home care worker wages.
December 6, 2021

CPC Op-Ed in Gotham Gazette: It's Time to End Substandard Working Conditions in Home Care

September 7, 2021

CPC President and CEO Wayne Ho's op-ed, published on Labor Day, September 6th, describes the systemic devaluation of care work and New York State's current home care system that pays chronically low wages and rations care.

September 7, 2021

CPC Calls for Ending 24-Hour Shifts at NY State Hearing on Homecare

August 17, 2021
On July 27th, CPC Chief Policy and Public Affairs Officer Carlyn Cowen presented testimony on behalf of the CPC Home Attendant Program Inc. at the New York State Senate Joint Public Hearing on Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Homecare Workforce. The testimony makes clear that New York State must end the 24-hour rule in homecare in favor of 12-hour split shifts and use its resources to meet the growing need for long-term care. The current system rations care and worker compensation. The system must change.  
August 17, 2021

CPC Statement on Ending the 24-Hour Rule in NYS Home Care

June 16, 2021
The New York State legislative session ended on Friday, June 11th. While some critical pieces of legislation were passed, CPC and its subsidiary, the CPC Home Attendant Program Inc. (HAP), are disappointed that A3145 (Epstein) – the bill to end 24-hour shifts for home care workers and replace those live-in shifts with 12-hour split shifts – did not pass. It is an urgent priority to end this practice, and we are grateful to the long-time legislative champions and the seven new co-sponsors that signed in support of A3145 this session. We will continue building momentum around this important issue by advocating for change ahead of the next legislative session.
June 16, 2021

CPC Statement on the Close of 2021 NYS Legislative Session

June 15, 2021
The New York State legislative session ended early in the morning on Friday, June 11th. While some critical pieces of legislation were passed, CPC is disappointed that key pieces of legislation aimed at improving the lives of essential workers and community members went unaddressed. Not enough has been done at the State level to address the deep-rooted inequalities that communities in New York have been facing for years, which have only been exacerbated during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
June 15, 2021

CPC Statement on Ending the 24-Hour Rule in NYS Home Care

April 27, 2021
The Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) and its subsidiary, the CPC Home Attendant Program, Inc. (HAP), are each in full support of home care workers who are calling for the end of the “24-hour workday.” The State must immediately end the 24-hour rule in favor of two 12-hour split shifts where home care workers are fully compensated for each hour worked.  
April 27, 2021

CPC Meets With 57 Legislators to Discuss Community Needs on State Advocacy Day

February 5, 2021
CPC held our 3rd Annual State Advocacy Day on Thursday, January 28th. CPC staff and community members met with 57 New York State legislators to discuss how CPC has been supporting our communities during COVID-19, why it is critical that we fund our programs and human services staff, and how we need guaranteed healthcare, housing relief, and more for a just recovery. 
February 5, 2021

CPC Policy and Advocacy Priorities- New York State FY20-21

January 21, 2020

Founded in 1965, CPC is a social services organization that creates positive social change.  We empower Asian American, immigrant, and low-income communities in New York City by ensuring they have equitable access to the resources and opportunities needed to thrive.

January 21, 2020

CPC Joins United Neighborhood Houses in Albany to End "13-Hour Rule" in Home Care

June 8, 2019
CPC joined United Neighborhood Houses and fellow settlement houses St. Nicks Alliance and Sunnyside Community Services in Albany on June 5th to meet with state lawmakers to advocate for ending 24-hour shifts in favor of two 12-hour split shifts and for supporting fair pay for home care workers.
June 8, 2019

CPC Mentioned in CityLimits Opinion Piece on Home Care Workers

May 19, 2019
Tara Klein, policy analyst at United Neighborhood Houses, wrote an opinion piece in CityLimits on May 19th, 2019 titled "Stop Pitting Home-Care Workers Against Employers."
May 19, 2019

CPC President and CEO Wayne Ho Testifies at Council Hearing About Need to Increase Medicaid Funding

April 14, 2019

On April 13th, CPC President and CEO Wayne Ho testified at the New York City Council on why we need to increase Medicaid funding and transform our home care sector to meet the needs of aging New Yorkers, New Yorkers with disabilities, and home care workers, a workforce largely staffed by imm

April 14, 2019
CPC State Advocacy Day 2019

CPC Holds Inaugural State Advocacy Day

January 31, 2019

On January 28, 2019, thirty-five CPC staff and community members met with forty NY State legislators during the inaugural “Advancing Our CommUNITY” State Advocacy Day. 

January 31, 2019

CPC Testifies at New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Aging

November 16, 2018

CPC testified at the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Aging on November 14th.

November 16, 2018

CPC Testifies at NYS Department of Labor Hearing on Meal and Sleep Time in Home Care

July 17, 2018
Amy Torres, CPC’s Director of Policy and Advocacy presented testimony at a New York State Department of Labor hearing on July 11th, 2018 on meal and sleep time in home care. The testimony and recommendations linked here outline the urgency for coordinated clarification of regulations that stretches across the NYS Department of Labor (DOL), to NYS Department of Health (DOH) and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and the Human Resource Administration (HRA) contracts and labor groups.
July 17, 2018