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NY1: City Using Community Land Trusts to Create Affordable Housing

City Limits: City Dips Toe Into Funding Community Land Trusts

amNewYork: City gets $1.65M to maintain, expand affordable housing through community land trusts

Fast Company: How Ideo is Helping Homeowners Defend Themselves Against Climate Change

CityLab: Here’s a Way to Make Homes 10 Percent More Affordable

City Limits: What Advocates Say East New York Needs 1 Year After Rezoning

New York Times: Spared by Sandy, but Still Agonizing Over What Comes Next

City Limits: From Georgia to NYC: The Civil Rights Roots of Community Land Trusts

Canarsie Courier: Don’t Get Flooded By Insurance Woes Foreclosure Help for Homeowners Under Threat, Advocates Warn

Times Ledger: Mortgage buyback program appears to help SE Queens

Metro NY: Foreclosure prevention programs face budget crunch

Kings County Politics: Espinal Launches East New York Homeowner Help Desk

NY1: Sandy Victims Receive Free Home Assessments Through New Program

The Rockawave: Home Resiliency Audits Offer Facts, Hope and a Gameplan

Brownstoner: Homeowner Help Desk Seeks to Aid Locals Amidst Change

Brooklyn Downtown Star: Program offers free audits, counseling for Sandy-hit homeowners

Crain’s New York: City Council approves tax-lien reforms, making it easier for New Yorkers to hang on to their homes

The Real Deal: City Council Weighs Extension of Tax Lien Sales

City Limits: De Blasio Admin. Opens Door to Community Land Trusts


DSNews: New York: Stopping Foreclosure Rescue Scams in Their Tracks

City Limits: Call for Halt to Aggressive Real-Estate Tactics in East New York

ABC 7 NY: Mayor de Blasio, FEMA Announce Plans to Revise NYC Flood Maps 

PBS NewsHour: East New York painter confronts the ‘brutal’ force of gentrification

Emergency Management: With Hurricane Season Upon Us, Do You Know Your Flood Zone?

City Limits op-ed: The Lasting Racial Stain of the Foreclosure Crisis

City Limits op-ed: Solutions to NYC’s Affordable Homeownership Crisis do Exist

Queens Chronicle: Mortgage buybacks save homes: Council

NextCity: What the 2016 Presidential Election Means for Neighborhood Investment

NY Slant op-ed: Homeownership is a buffer against displacement that must be protected

Housing Wire: New York launches “first of its kind” program; will buy delinquent mortgages from FHA Governor Cuomo Signs Sweeping Legislation to Combat the Blight of Vacant and Abandoned Properties

The San Diego Union-Tribune: 10 years after housing bubble, damage lingers for minorities

The Guardian: Art house: Los Angeles and New York artists tackle the inequity of real estate

Bedford & Bowery: The Gentrification Art Show That Inspires ‘Intentional Awkwardness’

HousingWire: New York to provide $100 million in zero-interest loans to prevent foreclosures

WSYR-TV: NYS Attorney General’s Office providing $100M in mortgage loan assistance

Jewish Political News & Updates: Public Advocate Calls for NYC to Add Protections for Homeowners Before Water Lien Sale

City Limits: Criticism Mounts as City Holds Another Round of Tax-Lien Sales

Ditmas Park Corner: Hundreds Of Small Residential Buildings In Our Area On Tomorrow’s Tax Lien Sale List

City Limits: City Slow to Embrace Land Trusts as Housing Tool

New York Post: If you owe the city money, you better pay up soon

Staten Island Advance: Owe property taxes, other bills? Act before May 12

Gotham Gazette: Homeowners Stand to Gain in Areas to be Rezoned, If They Can Keep Their Homes

Brownstoner: Does House Flipping Make Brooklyn Less Affordable?

Curbed: House Flipping in NYC Threatens the American Dream: Study

QNS: House flipping in Queens is making gentrification that much easier, study shows

BronxTalk: Homeowner scams and what to do about them

Park Slope Stoop: Over 1,300 Small Residential Buildings In Our Area Endangered By Unpaid Debts

BK Live: Foreclosures and homeowner fraud

Staten Island Advance: Owe property taxes, other charges? Act by May 11 or city will sell liens

DNAinfo: Bed-Stuy and East New York Homes Top Brooklyn’s List for Tax Lien Sales

The Real Deal: Number of Properties on City’s 90-day Lien Sales List is Falling

Politico Pro: More than 24K properties on city’s 90-day lien sale list, down from last year

City Limits: Council Sees 5 Sticking Points on De Blasio Rezoning Plan

amNY: ‘Underwater’ Homeowners Still Need Help with Mortgages

NY1 Noticias: Cómo prepararse en zonas de inundación

The Real Deal: Many Jamaica Home Mortgages are Still Underwater: Study

City Limits: Affordable Housing Push Must Not Neglect Homeownership Housing Crisis Never Ended for Black Home Owners in Queens, Report Says

Press Release: A.G. Schneiderman-Led State & Federal Working Group Announces $3.2 Billion Settlement With Morgan Stanley


DSNews: Forces Join to Protect Borrowers from Foreclosure Relief Scams

Press Release: AG Schneiderman Announces Innovative Partnership with Leading Statewide Media Associations to Protect New Yorkers from Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Crain’s New York: Advocates’ $4 Billion Plan Urges Cuomo to Fund More Supportive and Senior Housing

Rooflines: Some Forms of Displacement Are Beyond Criminal

The Brooklyn Reader: Don’t Get Scammed! What Homeowners Need to Know

Gothamist: Real Estate Fraudsters Stealing People’s Houses From Under Them In Brownstone Brooklyn

New York Times: Real Estate Shell Companies Scheme to Defraud Owners Out of Their Homes

Observer: The Next Threat to Affordable Housing in New York City: Flood Insurance 

Sheepshead Bites: Flood Insurance Affordability Study Will Focus on Sheepshead Bay & Gerritsen

The Nation: How a Gentrification Scam Threatens New York’s Community Gardens

Press Release: De Blasio Administration Releases Progress Report on Sandy Recovery and Resiliency 

Press Release: In Response to Predatory Harassment, BP Adams Hosts Forum with AG Schneiderman on Deed Theft and Mortgage Scams Impacting Brooklyn Homeowners

CityLand: Center for NYC Neighborhoods Hosts Panel on Affordable Homeownership

DNAinfo: Why NYC’s Senior Homeowners Are Vulnerable and How to Save Them

Press Release: Coalition for Affordable Homes Releases Policy Platform 

Press Release: Governor’s Office Of Storm Recovery Announces Selection Of New York City-Based Non-Profit, The Center for NYC Neighborhoods, To Spearhead $7.5 Million Residential Technical Assistance Pilot Program

Wall Street Journal: New York Disputes FEMA on Flood Risk

DSNews: New York AG Highlights Success of Home Retention Programs

Press Release: A.G. Schneiderman Announces Statewide Advertising Campaign To Help New York Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Madame Noire: If You’re Black in the Big Apple, Homeownership is Tough

DNAinfo: NYC Home Ownership Most Elusive for Blacks and Hispanics, Survey Finds

amNY: Zombie Houses of NYC

Manhattan Neighborhood Network: Represent NYC Episode 18: Real Estate Taxes with NYC Councilwoman Inez E. Dickens

The Brooklyn Reader: Tax Lien Sale May 15; Bed-Stuy, East NY Show Highest Number of Liens in Brooklyn

Telemundo 47: Quieren regular casas “zombies” en Nueva York

Government Technology: Interactive Map, Web Tracker Help NYC Tackle Tax Lien Sales

Queens Chronicle: Happy 40th anniversary

Epoch Times: There Are Neighborhoods in NYC Where Trees Haven’t Bloomed in 3 Years

Next City: Rethink Your Assumptions About “Coastal Homeowners”

Crain’s New York Business: City unveils Jamaica revival plan, but some say more needs to be done about foreclosures

Queens Courier: Groups warn about upcoming tax lien sales

Staten Island Advance: The great FEMA surcharge ‘con’ 

DNAinfo: East New York, Bed-Stuy ‘Most At-Risk’ Brooklyn Areas for Tax Lien Sale

Staten Island Advance: Foreclosure risk for 1,300 unless homeowners make deal soon

Queens Chronicle: Group launches tax lien sales tracker

Staten Island Advance: Check your flood insurance policy: $225 overcharge possible

Brick Underground: Own Property Near The Waterfront? Your Flood Insurance Just Got More Expensive

The Real Deal: City to hold tax lien sale in May

New York Post: City prepares to lien in on overdue tax bills

Capital: Capital data-story tracker: April 3, 2015

New York Times: Federal Flood Insurance Premiums for Homeowners Rise

Brooklyn Daily: Flood insurance rates reach new high-water mark

WNYC: Flood Insurance Hikes Endanger NYC’s Shoreline, Advocates Say

DNAinfo: New Flood Insurance Rates Have Sandy Victims Worried They’ll Lose Homes

amNY: Flood zone residents facing new costs

100 Resilient Cities Blog: Rising Flood Insurance Rates: Building Resilience & Protecting Affordable Housing

Gotham Gazette: Coastal Communities Risk Being Swept Away by Rising Insurance Costs

NerdWallet: Insurance Industry, Homeowners Coming to Grips With Climate Change

Staten Island Advance: Mayor’s office discusses flood insurance with Midland Beach homeowners: 7 things to know

Wall Street Journal: Housing Groups Criticize Cuomo on Spending of Settlement Funds

Metro New York: Years after burst, New Yorkers still struggling to stay in homes

The Forum: Flood Insurance Information Website Helps Communities Prepare

Urban Omnibus: Leaving the Sea: Staten Islanders Experiment with Managed Retreat

New York Post: In arrears? There’s a loan for that

Newsday: Mortgage program offers struggling homeowners fresh start


The Yeshiva World News: Treyger Proposes Task Force to Help Houses of Worship and Non-Profits Recover from Sandy and Prepare for Next Major Storm

Sheepshead Bites: Having Trouble Paying Your Bills? Avoid Foreclosure And Mortgage Rescue Scams With New Website

New York Post: Attorney General’s new app alerts homeowners of foreclosure scams

National Mortgage Professional Magazine: New York State AG Launches Foreclosure Prevention App

American Banker: N.Y. AG Launches Anti-Scam Web App for Mortgage Borrowers

Associated Press: NY App Aimed Against Foreclosure Rescue Scams

New York Law Journal: AG Launches App to Save Homes From Foreclosure

WFUV: AG’s App to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure Scams

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Caught in a mortgage scam? There’s an app for that

HousingWire: Legal group sounds alarm on foreclosure rescue scams

Huffington Post: Putting a Stop to Foreclosure Rescue Scams

New York Post: Loan scam artists target NYC minorities

The Real Deal: Foreclosure scams costing New Yorkers millions

Capital New York Data-Story Tracker: Is the foreclosure crisis over?

amNewYork: 5 ways to reduce impact of higher-cost flood insurance

Pix 11: News Closeup: the struggles and recovery of Superstorm Sandy two years later

City & State TV: Christie Peale from Center for NYC Neighborhoods

International Business Times: Hurricane Sandy Anniversary 2014: Flood Insurance Set To Rise For Many NYC Homeowners

Brooklyn Bureau: The Check-In: Revisiting Sandy’s Survivors

NY1: Help Desk Pulls Resources Together for Sandy Victims

New York Daily News: Grief caused by Hurricane Sandy continues to hang over hard-hit Staten Island

Crain’s New York Business: Get ready for a $5 billion bill, NY

Telemundo: Fraude de modificación hipotecaria

Westfair Online: N.Y. Homeownership Protection Program gets 2-year extension

HousingWire: It’s settled: Principal reduction is smart policy

Univision: El Bank of America llegó a un acuerdo por millonaria multa

Next City: New York’s Storm-Proofing Could Make Apartments More Expensive

Next City: De Blasio’s New Housing Plan Is All About Storm Protection

New York Observer: De Blasio Unveils ‘Most Ambitious’ Affordable Housing Plan in Nation

Staten Island Advance: Bank preyed on minority borrowers with subprime loans, lawsuit alleges

Southeast Queens Press: Foreclosures Continues To Hit SEQ  Hardest

NBC 4 New York: Identity Theft Tops Consumer Complaints Again This Year

New York Daily News: Road MAP to save homes

New York Post: Many New Yorkers living in foreclosure limbo

Canarsie Courier: Foreclosure Counseling Here Still In High Demand

New York Daily News: More City Homeowners are at Risk of Losing Their Homes as Foreclosures Rise 



Wall Street Journal: Sandy Forced Poor to Leave Illegal Units

New York Daily News: Mortgage break, but also tax hike

City & State: Save the 30-Year Mortgage

Gotham Gazette: Experts Warn Of Foreclosure Crisis As Floodwaters’ Toll Persists Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City Release One-Year Update on Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Activities

DNAinfo New York: Wave of Foreclosures Expected in Sandy-Affected Areas, Advocates Warn

DNAinfo New York: Contractor Fraud Runs Rampant in Hurricane Sandy-Hit Areas

Queens Chronicle: CB 8 votes on budget priorities

New York Daily News: A city-sponsored mortgage assistance program hits milestone, handing out 100 zero interest loans to New Yorkers

New York Daily News: Queens sees massive spike in foreclosures in April

Times-Ledger: Non-profit helps Queens residents keep their homes

News 12 Brooklyn: Post-Sandy Foreclosure Fears Erupt Among Residents With Damaged Homes

WNYC: Sandy Victims Face Relocating, Repair, and Now…Foreclosure

New York Times: Leading the Way Out of Debt



New York Daily News: Forum in Soundview to help homeowners stave off foreclosures; more than 2,000 Bronx homes in crisis

Crain’s: Foreclosure nonprofit taps new leader

New York 1: City Touts Program Designed to Keep Families in Homes

New York 1: City Loan Helps Residents Stay in Their Homes

Staten Island Advance: City Provides Loans to Staten Island Homeowners at Risk of Foreclosure

Times News Weekly: Loans Available for BK Homeowners in Distress



Queens Chronicle: Hundreds Helped at homeowner event



CNYCN Featured in the Daily News: Home fraud shield law on Gov. Paterson’s desk would fight loan scams

CNYCN Featured in the Daily News: Home groan – City sees rise in foreclosure filings in August, according to report

Michael Hickey / Center for NYC Neighborhoods – Home Foreclosure Rates Surge

Rise Up & Stay Put! Home Rescue Fair featured on CNN

CNYCN and Council Member Comrie of Queens featured on KISS FM’s Open Line show

CNYCN featured in the Queens Chronicle article: Slow but steady foreclosure recovery

CNYCN in the Daily News: Foreclosures in city fall for 6th straight month