Dozens of housing organizations from across New York State have signed onto a letter calling on U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillbrand to support federal assistance for homeowners. Specifically, they urge the Senators to include a Homeowner Assistance Fund, as well as key housing relief measures contained in S. 3620, S. 4098, and H.R. 7301, in any upcoming coronavirus relief legislation.

If enacted, the Homeowner Assistance Fund would provide New York state’s homeowners with desperately needed foreclosure prevention assistance in light of the pandemic’s economic fallout.

The following undersigned organizations support the views expressed in this letter:

Albany County Rural Housing Alliance, Inc.
Allegany County Community Opportunities and Rural Development, Inc. (ACCORD)
American Debt Resources, Inc.
Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD)
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, Inc.
Benchmark Title Agency LLC
Bridge Street Development Corporation
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
Broome County Habitat For Humanity
Buffalo Urban League
CAMBA Legal Services, Inc.
Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity
Center for NYC Neighborhoods
Central Islip Civic Council, Inc.
Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity
Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Chhaya CDC
City Bar Justice Center
Civic Association of Cypress Hills
Columbia County Habitat for Humanity
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
DC 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services
Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc.
Emergency Shelter Network
Empire Justice Center
Enterprise Community Partners
Fifth Avenue Committee
Friends of the North Country, Inc.
Glens Falls Area Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity New York City
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh
Habitat for Humanity of New York State
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County, NY
Habitat for Humanity of Rockland, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County
Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties
Hispanic Brotherhood
Housing and Family Services of Greater New York, Inc.
Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc.
Hudson River Housing
Human Services Council of New York
IMPACCT Brooklyn
Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness/Housing
JASA Legal Services for Elder Justice
Keuka Housing Council, Inc.
Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc.
Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc.
LISC NYS Housing Stabilization Fund
Long Island Housing Services, Inc.
Metro Interfaith Housing Management Corp.
MHANY Management, Inc
Mobilization for Justice, Inc.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant), CDC, Inc.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens CDC, Inc.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Staten Island
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
NeighborWorks Community Partners
New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)
New York Legal Assistance Group
New York State CDFI Coalition
New York State Council of Churches
New York State VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster)
NHS Brooklyn, CDC, Inc.
Northfield Community LDC of Staten Island, Inc.
Queens County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
Restored Homes Housing Development Fund Corporation
Richmond Senior Services
Rockland Housing Action Coalition, Inc.
Rural Housing Opportunities Corp.
Syracuse Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
The Bronx NHS CDC
The Elevated Studio
The Housing Council at Pathstone
The Legal Project
Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Urban Architectural Initiatives RA P.C.
Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.
Western New York Law Center