Advocacy Documents

Long Island Housing Services, Inc.  has filed or signed on to the following documents demanding action to further fair housing:

Amicus Brief in Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. v. Pelican Management, Inc 06062024

Letter Opposing H.R. 7428 (Steil), Earned Wage Access Consumer Protection Act, April 16, 2024

HR 7428 EWA opposition letter 4-16-2024

HUD-USDA Determination Will Lower Housing Costs 4-8-24

2024-02-20 NFHA et al to Treasury RFI Re Financial Inclusion

Faith-Based Affordable Housing Act

10 2 23 HOPP Funding Campaign Letter to Gov Hochul

HUD Group Mandatory Meeting Letter September 29, 2023

Acheson Fair Housing Organizations and Testers US Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Letter to Congress Re Opposing AFFH Defunding Language in FY24 THUD 2023.07.19

New York State Fair Housing Network comments on New York Assessment of Fair Housing

U.S. House Committee on Financial Services – Ranking Member Maxine Waters – Fact Sheet: The Housing Crisis Response Act Of 2023


LIHS FR-6250-P-01 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing comments

Letter to Albany: End exclusionary zoning and protect tenants!

LIHS – Memo Tax Lien Reform Bill 3.17.2023

2023-03 NFHA et al re AQB Fair Housing Training pdf

2023-02-08_Advocate Letter re VA Appraisal Regulations

2023.03.01 Uejio Greene Nomination Support Sign on Letter

Memorandum of Support for the Clean Slate Act

NFHA-NCLC Comments on FHA ROV ML (2-2-2023)

LIHS – Memo in Support of Part 419 Private Right of Action 2.2.2023

2023-02 NFHA re USPAP 4th Exposure pdf

103-1 Motion for Leave – Filed NFHA et al Amicus Brief Gilead v. Town of Cromwell; 103-1 Motion for Leave Gilead v. Town of Cromwell

2022 Report of the Welfare to Work Commission of the Suffolk County Legislature

Suffolk County Economic Development, Housing, and Planning Legislative Committee, November 16, 2022

SDL Comment Final 2022.12.05

D. Uejio Sign on Ltr 2022.11.18

Consumer Cltnto CFPB September 2022, September 13, 2022


Sign On Letter urging the Senate THUD leadership to provide HUD’s Housing Counseling Assistance program with $100 million in the FY 2023 budget 7/21/2022

Letter for The Downpayment Toward Equity Act. 6.10.22

NFHA Comment LetterCFPB re AVMs 05 13 2022

Senate letter re Dr. Lisa Cook Fed Reserve Nomination 2022.04.29

Position Paper on Community Reinvestment Act Reform, NCRC, March 1, 2022

LIHS memo in support NYS A7737B-S5473D 2.15.2022

Sign On to Senate Banking re Dr. Lisa Cook Nomination 2022.02.14

HUD Assist. Sec. Nom. Sign on Ltr 2021.02.09

LIHS Memo of Support – NYS Mortgage in Default Bill 2.4.2022 (pdf)

Sign On Ltr. In Support of Dr. Lisa Cook Nomination 2022.02.01 (pdf)

NCRC and New York Community Bancorp announce $28 billion community pledge agreement to support communities of color, small businesses, and ongoing commitment to responsible multi-family lending, 1/24/2022

CFPB foreclosure pause letter final.012122

HAF Foreclosure Pause Letter to Govt Investors final.012122

CFPB HMDA RFI comment letter 012122 (pdf)

Organizational sign-on letter to pass the “New York Public Banking Act,” January 11, 2022

Foreclosure Funding Gov Hochul Letter 12 2 2021 pdf

FHFA Regulatory Capital Framework Letter 11 23 2021 (pdf)

Statement opposing NYS Financial Services Superintendent Nomination 11 18 2021 (pdf)

Memo in Support NYS A7737 S07293 Rights of parties in foreclosure 11 18 2021 (Pdf)

FHFA Equitable Housing Finance Plans NFHA 10 25 2021 (pdf)

NCRC and M&T Bank Announce $43 Billion Community Growth Plan To Support Underserved and Communities of Color, Small Businesses, October 25, 2021

Down Payment Assistance letter to Congress 10-21-2021 (pdf)

NFHA et al Comment on FHFA Policy Statement on Fair Lending 9/7/2021(pdf)

Letter supporting Reinstatement of Disparate Impact Rule 8-24-2021 (pdf)

Local org comments re HUD AFFH IFR (7.7.2021) (pdf)

Letter Response to Request for Information: Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government, July 6, 2021

Request for Information and Comment on Financial Institutions’ Use of Artificial Intelligence, including Machine Learning July 1, 2021 (pdf)

Federal Banking Regulator RFI re AI Letter July 1, 2021 (pdf)

LIHS Support Memo on NYS A7737on Mortgage Acceleration June 8, 2021

Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act HR-2547-Support-Letter-2021-05-13

2021 Suffolk County Fair Housing Task Force Report (PDF); 2021 Fair Housing Task Force Final Recommendations (PDF) May 12, 2021

Town of Islip ERAP concerns 4.27.21

Coalition Letter True Lender CRA_4.20.21

Stop Debt Collectors from Taking New Yorkers’ Stimulus Payments S5923A 4/13/21

Long Island Housing Services COVID Exemption Bill Memo in Support S5923A A6617A (pdf)

LIHS Budget Testimony supporting HOPP 020421

HUD Single Family Handbook Loss Mitigation Comments 091120

LIHS Ltr Docket ID OCC-2020-0026 OCC Comment (payday lending) 9.2.2020 (pdf)

Long Island Housing Services’ Memo in Support New York State Department of Financial Services’ Part 419 Private Right of Action, August 19, 2020 (pdf)

New York State Homeowners Need Assistance, July 21, 2020 (pdf)

Francis v. Kings Park Amicus Brief, Court of Appeals of the Second Circuit, 15-1823, May 8. 2020

LIHS comment 2020 proposed AFFH reg 030620 (pdf)

HR 149 Sign On Support Letter Feb 26, 2020 (pdf)

New York State Legislature budget testimony Foreclosure Prevention funding 010420 (pdf)

Joint Fair Housing Agency letter to New York Governor 013020 (pdf)
Community Organizations Urge FDIC To Not Join Flawed Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Community Reinvestment Act, December 11, 2019(pdf)
Letter urging presidential debate moderators to ask the candidates about their proposed solutions to the affordable housing crisis, December 10, 2019 (link)

LIHS 2018-08-20 HUD Disparate Impact ANPR Comment 8/20/19 (pdf)

LIHS Memorandum of Support: A Fair Process for Reducing Erroneous Welfare Sanctions Should Apply Statewide A.2455-a (Hunter)/S.3840-a (May) August 5, 2019 (pdf)

LIHS HUD Mixed-Status Family Comments HUD Docket No. FR-6124-P-01, RIN 2501-AD89, 070519 (pdf)

Opp to Community Finanial Services Access and Modernization Act 6-20-19 (pdf)

Comment Letter on HMDA NPRM CFPB-2019-0021 6-12-19 (pdf)

Sanctions bill memo of support template – 5-9-19 1

LIHS Check Casher Opp Memo

LIHS Conduit Services Opp Memo

NYRL MWG Comment Letter on OCA Tax Lien Foreclosure Notice Final 5 17 19 (pdf)

Closing the Divide: Creating Equitable, Inclusive, and Affordable Communities 1/24/19

Small Dollar Lending Request for Information 1/22/19 (doc)

Letter with sign ons to CRAs re natural disaster credit reporting 1/18/19 (pdf)

Letter to CRAs re credit reporting relief for federal workers affected by shutdown 1/18/19 (pdf)

HUD Housing Counseling 50th Anniversary video 12/12/18

Consumer and Advocacy Group comment to DHS public charge NPRM – credit reports scores – 12/10/18 (pdf)

NCRC comments on Reforming the Community Reinvestment Act Regulatory Framework Docket ID OCC-2018-0008 – 11/20/18 (pdf)

Letter to Federal Reserve about Wells Fargo – 11-14-18 (pdf)

LIHS OCC CRA Docket ID OCC-2018-0008 Reforming the Community Reinvestment Act Regulatory Framework 10-25-18 (pdf)

LIHS letter on HUD AFFH ANPR (pdf)

NFHA HUD Disparate Impact ANPR Comment 8-20-18 (pdf)

LIHS HUD Disparate Impact ANPR Comment 8-20-18 (pdf)

Comments re CFPB RFI Inherited Regs – Reg B and Disparate Impact June 25, 2018 (pdf)

National Fair Housing Alliance et al v. Carson (AFFH) Amicus Brief 6-6-18 (pdf) Appendix A to National Fair Housing Alliance et al v. Carson (AFFH) Amicus Brief (Statements of Interest Corporate Disclosure Statements) 6-6-18 (pdf) More information about the litigation.

Citibank CRA Exam Comment Ltr 05-29-18 (pdf)

Bank of America-Long Island Community Reinvestment Act Exam Comment Letter 3-30-18 (pdf)

Letter to HUD re Changes to Mission Statement 3-8-18 (pdf)

NYS A.9592. S.1992. Reverse Mortgage Fix Memo Support 3-7-18 (pdf)

Organizational Letter to Support the Section 4 Program 3-5-18 (link)

Home Stability Support NYS Senator Flanagan 3-5-18 (pdf)

LIHS HUD AFH AFFH Comment 3-5-18 (pdf)

NHRC Housing Counseling Assistance Letter 3-2-18 (pdf)

New York State Senator Flanagan GENDA 3-1-18 (pdf)

LIHS Comment -Islip FY 2018 Annual Action Plan 2-22-18 (pdf)

LIHS’ Comments Babylon 2018 Annual Action Plan 2-2-118 (pdf)

National comment letter on Texas proposed action plan 2-21-18 (pdf)

LIHS Comments Nassau County FY2018 Annual Action Plan 2-15-18 (pdf)

Letter to Speaker Carl E. Heastie, Re: Request to Include $25 Million for the NYS CDFI Fund in the Final Budget  2-9-18 (link)

No change in CFPB funding mechanism 2-7-18 (pdf)

LIHS Comments Brookhaven 2018 5 Year Consolidated Strategy and Plan 2-1-18( pdf)

NCRC recommendations regarding Treasury Department review of CRA 1-11-18 (webpage) (Summary webpage)

Source of Income Letter to Governor Cuomo 1-5-18 (pdf)

Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) Complaint process comments 12-28-17 (pdf)

New York State Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) support letter 12-20-17 (pdf)

Anti Displacement comment letter to FHFA October 30, 2017 (pdf)

Letter to Comptroller DiNapoli re payday lending investments October 20, 2017 (pdf)

Americans for Financial Reform letter on Congress Financial Services Markup October 11, 2017 (pdf)

Oppose the Substitute Amendment to H.R. 2954 – “The Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act” October 10, 2017 (pdf)

National Community Reinvestment Coalition Comment on Square industrial bank charter October 10, 2017 (pdf)

The Census Project letter September 5, 2017 (Word doc)

New York State Division of Human Rights Complaint Form letter 072817 (pdf)

LIHS Comment letter on Draft Nassau County FY2017 Annual Action Plan July 11, 2017 (pdf)

LIHS 2016 Annual Report LIHS DFS Rules re Car Insurance Discrimination 070317, July 3, 2017 (pdf)

LIHS Letter re HUD Regulatory Task Force, June 14, 2017 (pdf)

NYRL Comment Letter re FHA Request for Comment on Regulatory Review Final, June 14, 2017 (pdf)