News & Events

IRS expands eligibility under Mortgage Debt Relief Act

IRS: The notice provides guidance on the applicability of section 108(a)(1)(E)(ii) to the Federal Housing Finance Agency‘s PRMP or HAMP programs. The notice concludes that if a mortgage servicer sends a borrower-homeowner a notice in conjunction with a written trial period plan or opt-out letter under PRMP or HAMP prior to January 1, 2017; the borrower-homeowner satisfies the trial period terms and conditions; and a permanent modification of the qualified principal residence indebtedness occurs on or after January 1, 2017, the discharge of indebtedness meets the requirements of section 108(a)(1)(E)(ii). (more…)

LIHS joins Commitment to Consumer Protections for New Yorkers

New Yorkers for Responsible Lending (NYRL), a statewide coalition of more than 180 consumer protection and fair lending groups, reaffirmed its commitment to the goal of financial justice for all New Yorkers and pledged to be a “firewall” against any federal backsliding on consumer financial protection, fair lending and marketplace oversight under the Trump administration. Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (LIHS) is a member of the executive board of NYRL.  (more…)

LIHS receives Foreclosure Rescue Scam Prevention grant from NYS AG

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Additional $20 Million For Homeowner Protection Program, Plus New Grant Program To Prevent Foreclosure Rescue Scams, Funded Through Bank Settlements

A.G. Schneiderman Offers Tips For New Yorkers To Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams: Visit AGScamHelp.com To See If Company Is Verified; Call A.G. Helpline At 1-855-HOME-456

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Long Island Housing Services recruits Fair Housing Investigator/Counselor – Private Enforcement Program

The Fair Housing Investigator will be responsible for assisting in developing and implementing Long Island Housing Services’ private fair housing enforcement activities in conjunction with other Private Fair Housing Enforcement Program staff. Experience in interviewing, advocacy, investigations, public presentations, paralegal, and bilingual skills are desirable. Posted 12/14/16. Read more.

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 12/13/16  Read more.

We were silent on #GivingTuesday

Our website had been hacked and was down.   (more…)

12/9/16 FAIR HOUSING FORUM – Rights and Remedies

Featuring Michael J. Goldberger, Chief of Civil Rights, Civil Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of NY discussing major fair housing cases affecting Long Island Municipalities & Communities: Oyster Bay, Garden City, Great Neck Plaza, and Mastic Beach(more…)

Download a Fair Housing Guide (Spanish)

Descargue Gratis la Guía de Vivienda Justa (PDF)…read more

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Office of General Counsel Guidance on Fair Housing Act Protections for Persons with Limited English Profiency

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Unique LI Non-Profit Seeks Volunteers for Board Expansion

Suffolk & Nassau: Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (LIHS), the premier not-for-profit Fair Housing advocacy agency serving Nassau and Suffolk…. Read More

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