Facing Foreclosure? Get Live Chat Assistance via CourtHelp

The foreclosure crisis in New York State is far from over. Foreclosures filings in New York remain high, hovering at more than 40,000* a year since 2013, a number well above pre-recession levels. After reaching a low in 2011 of under 17,000, the number of filings began to creep back up to a level alarmingly … Read moreFacing Foreclosure? Get Live Chat Assistance via CourtHelp

Guide Offers Critical Info if Facing Foreclosure

Despite significant state investment in providing legal assistance to New York homeowners facing foreclosure, each year approximately half – tens of thousands of New Yorkers – still face the prospect of losing their homes through foreclosure without the benefit of a lawyer. Now, an exciting and innovative new resource is available that will help those … Read moreGuide Offers Critical Info if Facing Foreclosure

New online foreclosure guide helps families with no legal aid

In August, Bank of America agreed to a record-setting $16.65 billion settlement with the Department of Justice for selling toxic mortgage securities during the housing boom. The agreement includes $30 million for states to distribute to their legal aid programs. Legal aid attorneys play a key role in preventing unnecessary foreclosures. They help homeowners navigate … Read moreNew online foreclosure guide helps families with no legal aid

Don't speak English but have questions about buying a home, rent assistance, foreclosure? Try the HUD Language Line

Have a question about buying a home, rental assistance or foreclosure but English is not your first language?  HUD can help with its HUD Language Line, a live telephone interpretation service that will allow HUD staff to converse with the public in almost any language. To help HUD staff better communicate with Limited English Proficient … Read moreDon't speak English but have questions about buying a home, rent assistance, foreclosure? Try the HUD Language Line

Foreclosure scams target people struggling with their mortgages

At 8.5%, New York has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.  One of the effects of unemployment is that homeowners throughout NY may also be struggling to pay their home mortgages and may even be facing foreclosure.  Unfortunately, there are many fraudulent companies out there that are keeping a close look at … Read moreForeclosure scams target people struggling with their mortgages

New state plan to help families prevent foreclosure

Faced with the persistent housing crisis in New York State, our Attorney General has begun to take steps in the right direction. New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his new plan, the New York State Mortgage Assistance Program (NYS MAP). This program is designed to make small loans available to families … Read moreNew state plan to help families prevent foreclosure

The rights of tenants during foreclosure

In New York State almost 56% of the homes facing foreclosure are rental properties.  This means that every year thousands of New Yorkers are faced with a foreclosure situation they were not aware of!  If you find yourself in this situation, there are several rights and obligations that you must meet. Here is a list … Read moreThe rights of tenants during foreclosure

New Yorkers at Increased Risk for Foreclosure

The scourge of foreclosure continues to plague New York state and New York City residents. A recent report by the New York State Senate says nearly 30,000 NYC homeowners could soon lose their homes to foreclosure proceedings.  While the foreclosure rate has gone down around the country as the national housing crisis subsides, it has … Read moreNew Yorkers at Increased Risk for Foreclosure

Fight foreclosure-rescue scam artists!

Foreclosure-rescue scam artists are finding new ways to prey on distressed homeowners. In many cases, they ask you to pay for a fee upfront and then never provide any services or save your home from foreclosure.   Below are five tips, to help you fight back against foreclosure scam artists! 1. Be very suspicious of … Read moreFight foreclosure-rescue scam artists!