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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AGScamHelp

We created HomeownerHelpNY.com in partnership with the New York State Attorney General to assist homeowners in finding free, qualified mortgage assistance relief services from a network of trusted partners operating across the state under the New York Attorney General Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP). We are dedicated to alerting homeowners like you about foreclosure rescue scams […]

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Goldman Sachs’ $5 billion settlement to expand help to NY homeowners

New York homeowners will be able to tap into expanded financial assistance after Goldman Sachs agreed to a $5 billion settlement over its past lending practices leading up to the Great Recession with a mortgage working group led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Hundreds of millions of dollars in settlement funds will be […]

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