Our Network Partners

The Center’s Network Partners are non-profit, community-based organizations that provide housing counseling and legal services at no cost to homeowners. To be connected with one of our Network Partners call 311 and ask for the Center for NYC Neighborhoods or dial us directly at 646-786-0888.

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Bridge Street Development Corporation

Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) is a faith-based non-profit organization whose mission is to build partnerships with businesses, government, and other community stakeholders to provide civic and economic opportunities to the residents of Central Brooklyn. BSDC implements its community development strategy through five major program areas: real estate development, economic development, civic engagement, homeownership education and counseling, and senior services. BSDC also offers first-time homeowner workshops, individual budget and credit counseling, and foreclosure prevention services.

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Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project recruits, trains, and supports volunteer attorneys from the private bar and matches them with programs designed to meet critical legal needs in the Brooklyn community. The Volunteer Lawyers Project’s primary referral areas are Family Law, Elder Law, and Consumer Law, including Chapter 7 bankruptcy. As the pro bono component of a unique partnership with the South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project, the Volunteer Lawyers Project represents and assists Brooklyn residents facing foreclosure as the result of subprime or unconventional loan products and works with the Foreclosure Legal Assistance Group, which holds legal clinics to help homeowners facing foreclosure at the Brooklyn county courthouse.

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CAMBA

CAMBA is a non-profit agency located in Brooklyn that connects people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life. CAMBA provides services in six core areas: housing services and development, economic development, education and youth development, family support services, HIV/AIDS services, and legal services. CAMBA’s Foreclosure Prevention Program provides legal, advocacy, and litigation services to homeowners with subprime mortgages and to those who have been the victims of predatory lending practices. CAMBA’s housing advisors provide foreclosure prevention counseling and disaster assistance.

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Chhaya Community Development Corporation

Based in Northern Queens, Chhaya Community Development Corporation (Chhaya) is dedicated to creating stable and sustainable communities for New Yorkers of South Asian origin and their neighbors by increasing civic participation and addressing housing and community development needs. Chhaya works in the following key housing and immigration-related areas: homeownership and foreclosure counseling, energy efficiency, economic development, tenant rights, civic engagement, and research, policy, and advocacy.

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City Bar Justice Center

As the non-profit affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, the City Bar Justice Center provides citywide pro bono legal services to those in need; mobilizes lawyers, law firms, corporate legal departments, and other legal institutions to provide pro bono legal services; educates the public on legal issues; fosters strategic relationships; and impacts public policy. Its Economic Justice Program includes projects on foreclosure prevention, consumer bankruptcy, elder law, and neighborhood entrepreneur law.

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Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Cypress Hills LDC is a non-profit community-based organization and a HUD-approved housing counseling agency that serves more than 8,000 residents each year. Its mission is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills/East New York where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure affordable housing, and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community. Among other services, Cypress Hills provides foreclosure prevention counseling, homeownership counseling, first-time homebuyer workshops, home repair loans, and tenant counseling.

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Fifth Avenue Committee (Neighbors Helping Neighbors)

Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) is a community organization in South Brooklyn that advances economic and social justice by building vibrant, diverse communities where residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals and shape the community’s future. To achieve their mission, FAC develops and manages affordable housing and community facilities, creates economic opportunities and ensures access to economic stability, organizes residents and workers, offers student-centered adult education, and combats displacement caused by gentrification. FAC’s housing counseling affiliate, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, assists residents at risk of foreclosure and provides disaster recovery assistance.

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Grow Brooklyn

Grow Brooklyn is a non-profit organization and an affiliate of Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union, a community development credit union serving the low-income communities of Bushwick and Bedford Stuyvesant. Grow Brooklyn provides a range of technical and development services (including foreclosure prevention counseling, homeownership counseling, and free tax preparation) that enhance access to financial services among the most underserved. The two organizations work together to fulfill the mission of furthering economic development in their communities by enabling families to build assets and secure their economic footing.

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JASA: Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens

The Jewish Association Serving the Aging’s (JASA) mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in their communities with dignity and autonomy. JASA provides legal services in Queens under the name Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens, which includes representation against foreclosures, evictions, and elder abuse. JASA serves the elderly and their families all across the New York metro area, with their legal services office serving the elderly population of Queens.

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Margert Community Corporation

Margert Community Corporation is a nonprofit, community-based organization that has been providing neighborhood preservation services, housing assistance, and housing counseling to low-income tenants and homeowners, the elderly, and persons with disabilities since 1980. Margert Community Corporation’s primary service area is Far Rockaway, Queens, and they also provide vital housing services to Queens County and the NYC Metro Area.

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MHANY

MHANY’s mission is to increase affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income families by: continuing to identify and implement housing development initiatives; changing the way affordable housing is developed and operated, with a particular focus on preservation; working with current residents of their buildings to improve community conditions and increase neighborhood participation; and helping those with the means to purchase their own homes. MHANY also assists homeowners with foreclosure prevention counseling, first-time homebuyer education, credit counseling, and accessing disaster relief benefits in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. MHANY provides citywide services, with a focus on Eastern/Central Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and East Harlem.

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Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to preserving, protecting, revitalizing, and stabilizing neighborhoods in Southeast Queens by offering homeownership education, pre-and post-purchase housing counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling, and technical and financial assistance to low- and moderate-income families.

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Neighborhood Housing Services: East Flatbush, Bed-Stuy, Northern Queens, North Bronx, and South Bronx

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City (NHS of NYC) envisions a city of healthy, sustainable, and affordable communities. NHS of NYC revitalizes underserved neighborhoods by creating and preserving affordable housing and providing opportunities for homeownership education, financial assistance, and community leadership. Programs and services include assistance with emergency home repairs, financial capability, financial security for seniors, first-time homebuyer program, foreclosure intervention, home improvement, and refinancing. NHS of NYC also provides affordable loans for repairs and revitalization.

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Neighborhood Housing Services of Staten Island

Neighborhood Housing Services of Staten Island provides programming that engages communities in Staten Island for Social, Economic and Environmental transformation, development and resilience.  The Economic Development program includes education and lending for homeownership services, foreclosure prevention, home improvement lending, and financial services and coaching.

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Northfield Community Local Development Corporation

The mission of Northfield Community LDC is to enhance the quality of life within the community through the development of affordable housing, rehabilitation and improvement of existing housing stock, energy conservation improvements and building safety testing, promotion of economic development and financial literacy education, and support of homebuyer and foreclosure prevention efforts. Northfield Community LDC serves the entire borough of Staten Island.

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New York Legal Assistance Group

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) provides high quality, free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers. Their comprehensive range of services includes direct representation, case consultation, advocacy, community education, training, financial counseling, and impact litigation. NYLAG attorneys in the General Legal Services Unit provide foreclosure advice and support, including representing homeowners citywide in the legal process of foreclosure. Launched in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, NYLAG’s Storm Response Unit provides comprehensive legal services to help victims of the storm with a range of legal issues.

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IMPACCT Brooklyn

IMPACCT Brooklyn (formerly Pratt Area Community Council) is one of Brooklyn’s premier community development corporations serving Central Brooklyn. The organization works hand-in-hand with low and moderate-income community members and stakeholders to preserve, develop and market affordable housing. They aim to create homeownership opportunities, combat predatory lending practices and prevent home-loss and  focus on improving the financial wellbeing of community residents through education and counseling.

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Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.

Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc., a non-profit legal service program sponsored by the Queens County Bar Association, is dedicated to providing attorneys, on a pro bono basis, to residents of Queens County who cannot afford to retain a private lawyer to resolve their civil legal problems. Volunteer lawyers assist indigent persons in housing court, family court, and administrative hearings in connection with: uncontested divorces, foreclosures, bankruptcy and consumer problems, and the drafting of wills.

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The Parodneck Foundation

The mission of the Parodneck Foundation is to provide low- and moderate-income families with resources and capabilities that will enable them to create, own, and/or manage their own housing and improve their neighborhoods. In addition to providing foreclosure prevention counseling, Parodneck runs the Senior Citizen Homeowner Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance to senior citizen homeowners who are living in physically deteriorated housing or who are in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure. In addition, Parodneck’s New York Remediation Project connects victims of predatory lending with legal services providers who work with victims to reduce debts to an affordable level through legal action and negotiation, rehabilitates rental units to maximize the homeowner’s income, and ensures that the homes are safe and habitable. Finally, through the HDFC Support Program, Parodneck helps to develop and preserve low-income, resident-controlled co-operative buildings.