The Center for New York City Neighborhoods was created under the leadership of the City Council, Mayor Bloomberg, leading foundations, and other stakeholders to combat the effects of the national mortgage crisis in NYC. Learn More
The Center’s network of housing counselors and legal services providers has continued to grow since the first partners were selected. Today, we have 36 Network Partners providing quality services at no cost to NYC homeowners. Learn More
The Homeowner Hotline was created to connect homeowners with free services throughout the city. Homeowners can reach the Hotline by dialing 311 and asking for the Center for NYC Neighborhoods or by calling 646-786-0888. Learn More
The Escalations Program was created to help homeowners achieve sustainable mortgage modifications in a timely manner. The Escalations Program helps homeowners get answers and decisions from their mortgage servicers by building strong relationships with dedicated specialists at major servicers. Learn More
The Center partnered with NeighborWorks America on its “National Loan Modification Scam Alert” campaign to inform homeowners about existing scams and to provide them with resources to identify future scams.
MAP provides home-saving loans to homeowners at risk of foreclosure. Learn More
The Center hosted a series of free mortgage help events throughout the city. These events brought housing counselors, legal services providers, loan officers from major banks, and local officials together with homeowners for one-on-one meetings and strategy sessions.
Christie has worked for public service organizations in New York City since 1994. She provided Community Case Management services for people living with HIV and AIDS for both the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Women's Prison Association. She then advocated for Medicare and Medicaid recipients enrolled in HMO plans with the Medicare Rights Center and Gay Men's Health Crisis. While working for the Building Services 32BJ Pension Fund, Christie worked on an employer-assisted housing project, which led her to work for non-profit affordable housing developers in Bushwick and Washington Heights. She joined the Center most recently from the New York State Housing Finance Agency, where she underwrote tax-exempt bond deals to preserve affordable housing, and served as Deputy Director at the Center until July 2011. Christie has a B.A. from Harvard College and a MSW from the Hunter College School of Social Work in Community Organizing and Planning.
The Center launched the Neighborhood Recovery Fund (NRF) in response to Hurricane Sandy. Contributions from Goldman Sachs Gives, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Empire State Relief Fund provided $1.35 million in funding to homeowners in need. Learn More
The Housing Mobility Program helps New Yorkers transition from homeownership into other affordable housing options. Learn More