Center statement on help for NY homeowners in virus relief bill

STATEMENT FROM THE CENTER FOR NYC NEIGHBORHOODS ON HELP FOR NY HOMEOWNERS IN $1.9 TRILLION COVID RELIEF BILL Leading Homeownership Nonprofit Applauds Congressional Leadership and Biden Administration for Passing Critical Bill, Details How It Can Help New York Homeowners Statement from Christie Peale, CEO and Executive Director of the Center for NYC Neighborhoods:  We applaud […]

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Coronavirus Mortgage Relief: The Basics

We understand that this is a confusing and scary time for many homeowners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of you are wondering how you might make your next mortgage payment and what options you might have for protecting your families financially. The Center for NYC Neighborhoods is here to help homeowners like you bring much […]

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New York State Homeowner Protections Will Help Victims of Scams

UPDATE: Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation Aug. 14, 2019, expanding protections for deed theft victims, as well as other measures that further safeguard homeowners. “These measures enact sweeping protections for homeowners and close loopholes in order to level the playing field and preserve the American Dream for New Yorkers in every part of this […]

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Advocates Urge Governor Cuomo to Continue Endangered Funding That Helps Keep New Yorkers In Their Homes

No Funding to Continue Nonprofit Housing Counseling and Legal Services in Executive Budget Statement from the Communities First coalition in response to Governor Cuomo’s executive budget address: “For New York homeowners, there was one devastating omission in Governor Cuomo’s executive budget: funding to continue essential, free nonprofit housing counseling and legal services to New Yorkers […]

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Critical New Funding Will Help Finance Home Repairs in NYC

The housing stock in East New York is old, with nearly half of the buildings in the neighborhood constructed before 1947. For homeowners, the aging structures mean more repairs, and often more costly repairs. For senior homeowners living on fixed incomes or owners whose modest take-home pay is swallowed by their monthly expenses, these repair […]

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Protecting Senior Homeowners from Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure: A Policy Brief

Reverse mortgages allow homeowners 62 and older to tap into their home equity while remaining in their homes. This product is a useful and necessary resource for many senior homeowners with incomes that are insufficient to cover their living expenses. In ideal cases, reverse mortgages are not due and payable until the borrower dies or […]

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Help for Older Homeowners Resource Guide

The Center has created a resource guide for older homeowners in New York for advocates who work with seniors. The guide includes information on access to foreclosure prevention services, home repair programs, long term planning and home sharing options. Some of the programs listed in this guide may no longer be open for applications. Please […]

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