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Long Island Housing Services Recruits Staff Attorney – Foreclosure Prevention Program

Long Island Housing Services seeks to fill an immediate vacancy for ONE (1) licensed New York State Attorney. The Attorney will advocate and provide legal services for homeowners who are in jeopardy of foreclosure in their primary residence. Posted 5/18/17 Read more.

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Beware the Deed Contract

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…)

Fair Housing Expo East on April 26, 2017

FAIR HOUSING EXPO EAST 4-26-17 flyer pdfLong 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.

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4/26/17 Fair Housing Expo East, Water Mill: Save the Date

Click to open FAIR HOUSING EXPO EAST 4-26-17 flyerLONG ISLAND HOUSING SERVICES & the PRESS NEWS GROUP invite you to

FAIR HOUSING EXPO EAST

on Wednesday. APRIL 26, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
at the PARRISH ART MUSEUM, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill (Southampton), NY 11976 (more…)

Community-Media Outreach Coordinator – Foreclosure Rescue Scam Prevention & Fair Housing, Long Island Housing Services, Inc.

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…)

Dr. Carson must address Severe Economic Injury to Communities of Color: NFHA

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…)

FHA increase costs Long Island $3.8 Million Annually

A White House decision to suspend a planned rate cut for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgages will cost Long Island homeowners $3.8 million in savings each year, a new study by the National Center for Suburban Studies (NCSS) at Hofstra University has found. (more…)

Fair Housing Laws protect Immigrants, Refugees, and People of all Religious Faiths

State and federal fair housing laws prohibit discrimination against immigrants, refugees, and people of all religious faiths based on national origin, religion, and ancestry.  Suffolk County also prohibits discrimination based on alienage or citizenship status. . . . Read more

Allocate $10 Million in the Budget to help New Yorkers avoid Foreclosure

New York State’s Foreclosure Prevention Services Network urges the New York State Senate and Assembly to work together with Governor Andrew Cuomo to allocate funding to ensure the survival of an effective and highly trained network of housing counselors and legal services providers that help families stay in their homes, help seniors avoid foreclosure due to reverse mortgages and give teeth to the comprehensive foreclosure reforms the Governor led last year. (more…)

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