Are you falling behind on your mortgage payments? Are you in danger of foreclosure or know someone who is? North Hempstead is holding a Foreclosure Prevention Workshop Can Help. It is being held on Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m., ‘Yes We Can’ Community Center, 141 Garden Street, New Cassell, NY (more…)
Great news! Long Island Housing Services , Inc. just earned the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency from the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing the metrics listed below, we’re helping the nonprofit sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress. (more…)
New York Attorney General Schneiderman’s investigation found that German American Settlement League (GASL) historically excluded individuals of non-white and non-German heritage – violating federal, state, and local laws. GASL will overhaul its policies to end discrimination against individuals on the basis of race or origin and comply with all non-profit and fair housing laws; replace its president and treasurer; and regularly report to the AG to demonstrate compliance. (more…)
The mid-20th century practice of private lenders offering a deed contract to credit-starved minorities has returned with the housing crash according the May 13, 2016 Washington Post article “Why a housing scheme founded in racism is making a resurgence today”, Deed contracts are different from mortgages. With a mortgage, the buyer takes ownership of the home, so the mortgage payments build up equity. (more…)
Long Island Housing Services Inc. and the Press News Group invite the public to their “Fair Housing Expo East” on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 4:00 PM to 7:30PM at the PARRISH ART MUSEUM, 279 Montauk Highway, in Water Mill, NY. This FREE event will include a light dinner, great resources, and a show.
Long Island Housing Services, Inc. is seeking a dynamic individual to coordinate community and media outreach and public interest advocacy efforts to educate and assist at-risk populations about foreclosure rescue scam prevention services and Fair Housing rights.
Outreach/Media Coordinator needed immediately to educate and alert homeowners who are at risk of falling victim to a foreclosure rescue scam, and to assist victims of foreclosure rescue scams with filing reports to enforcement authorities. (more…)
The National Fair Housing Alliance strongly urges Dr. Ben Carson, in his new role as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to tackle immediately the many critical housing challenges that our country faces. Many of these are a legacy of the financial and foreclosure crises which disproportionately impacted America’s communities of color. These communities have yet to recover. Housing inequality has had a devastating effect on individuals, communities and businesses and HUD plays a pivotal role in eliminating this inequality. (more…)