Housing Resource Fair (East New York)

Free Seminars and Info for Homeowners, Future Homeowners, & Tenants! Register to learn about: First-Time Homebuying , Credit repair opportunities, Down-payment and closing cost grants, Lowering property taxes, Paying off a water or property tax lien, Insuring your home, Avoiding foreclosuree, Protecting yourself from real estate scams Plus! City agencies and community-based nonprofits will be […]

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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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Resolving Tax and Water Liens

Homeowners can have liens placed on their property from city debts, most commonly unpaid property taxes and water and sewer charges. NYC periodically sells unpaid debts to private bidders, who can then add high fees and interest to the amount owed and bring a suit for foreclosure based on the higher amount. Before the lien […]

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Reverse Mortgages

A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), commonly known as a reverse mortgage, is a combination financial and actuarial product that allows the homeowner to borrow money with a mortgage that does not come due until the homeowner passes away, sells the property, or defaults on paying property charges (property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, water, etc.). If […]

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Homeownership Data Toolbox

Data is essential to understanding the state of affordable homeownership in New York. We use data visualizations, maps, and more to identify and assess existing and emerging neighborhood needs and to create innovative programs to help middle- and working-class homeowners. Are you a reporter working on a story or a policymaker who needs help understanding […]

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“Stopping Foreclosure Rescue Scams in Their Track” and other headlines from 2016

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 […]

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Center for NYC Neighborhoods Launches Tracker To Alert Homeowners To Tax Lien Sale

For Immediate Release: xxxxx Contact: Jovana Rizzo, 646-200-5329, jovana@berlinrosen.com; Cristian Salazar, 646-796-0898, cristian.salazar@cnycn.org Center for NYC Neighborhoods Launches Tracker To Alert Homeowners To Tax Lien Sale Interactive map at cnycn.org/NYC-tax-lien-sale allows communities and stakeholders to assess the impact on their neighborhoods, help neighbors get off the sale list NEW YORK, NY – The Center for […]

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