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Nassau County Public Hearing on Substantial Amendment to Annual Action Plan 8/15/17

FY2017 Annual Action Plan is available for public review for a 14 day comment period from Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – Tuesday August 15, 2017. (more…)

Rent Scams Information

Long Island Housing Services has added a section on Rent Scams to our Landlord & Tenant Rights page. Scammers have many creative ways to cheat you out of your money, and they seem to come up with new ideas every day. More

Nassau CDBG hearing 7/19/17

Nassau County has prepared a draft Annual Action Plan for FY2017, prepared pursuant to the National Affordable Housing Act (42 USC Part 91).  Notice is hereby given that a copy of the proposed Action Plan will be available to the public for review during a 30 day comment period extending from June 20, 2017 -July 19, 2017, weekdays during the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Nassau County Office of Housing and Community Development, 40 Main Street, 1st Floor, Hempstead, NY 11550 and online at: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1524/Office-of-Housing-and-Community-Developm (more…)

North Hempstead Foreclosure Prevention Workshop 6/20/17

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…)

NY settles housing discrimination with Yaphank GASL

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…)

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…)

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