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Free Mortgage Foreclosure Clinics with Nassau County Bar Association

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  05. April 2017

Mineola, NY - April 5, 2017 - As a free community service to help those fearful of losing their homes, Nassau County Bar Association hosts Mortgage Foreclosure/Sandy Recovery Free Legal Consultation Clinics. Held twice a month to meet the demand, the next two clinics are scheduled for Monday, April 17, 3 - 6 p.m., at the Nassau County Bar Association, located on 15th Street at the corner of West Street, Mineola, two blocks south of the bus and train stations.
            
NCBA volunteer attorneys meet one-on-one with homeowners who are then referred for additional help for mortgage modifications, loan restructuring, bankruptcy, financial planning assistance, services for lower income households or emotional support. Many of these resources and agencies are available immediately in the same room, such as American Debt Resources, LI Housing Partnership, La Fuerza Unida, and  LI Housing Services. 
            
There are no income restrictions to attend the clinics. Since 2009, NCBA has held more than 150 clinics assisting more than 12,000 Nassau families in distress. Currently, each clinic averages 30 - 50 homeowners, signifying that foreclosure continues to be prevalent in Nassau.
                
Volunteer attorneys also answer Sandy victims' questions regarding homeowner, flood, property damage and  automobile insurance claims; FEMA, debt deferral, and consumer protection issues.
            
Bi-lingual attorneys fluent in Spanish are on site. Attorneys bi-lingual in other languages, including Russian, Haitian Creole, Korean, Chinese, Hindi and  American Sign Language, may be requested when making reservations.
            
To make an appointment for the next clinic, call the Bar Association at 516-747-4070. Attendees are asked to bring their mortgage documents or other important papers and correspondence with them.       
            
This program is funded through the NYS Attorney General Homeownership Protection Program (known as HOPP). 
 
About the Nassau County Bar Association
Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association is the leader in providing legal information and community service on Long Island. NCBA consists of private and public attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students who demonstrate their commitment to the community by offering a variety of services for the public, including lawyer referral services, free mortgage foreclosure, Sandy recovery and senior citizen legal clinics; judicial screening and public education programs.  The Nassau Academy of Law provides the largest program of continuing education for the legal community.  We Care, part of the Nassau Bar Foundation, NCBA’s charitable arm, assists children, the elderly and others in need, through countless projects and donations.  For more information, call (516) 747-4070 (language translation available), email info@nassaubar.org, or visit nassaubar.org.

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