Senator John Brooks to Sponsor Long Island Housing Rights & Advocacy Program November 15

Presentations, workshops will address questions from tenants, home-seekers, landlords, more.

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Senator John E. Brooks.

Photo by: Office of Senator John E. Brooks.

Long Island, NY - November 8, 2017 - Senator John Brooks will sponsor a Long Island Housing Rights & Advocacy Program on November 15 at the Wyandanch Senior Nutrition Center from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and the Town of Babylon will have presentations, workshops, breakout sessions, discussions and resource tables.
Presentations and discussion topics on the agenda: foreclosure and default prevention; landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities, including housing court holdover proceedings; zombie homes and land bank programs; first-time home buyers program; human rights and housingdiscrimination; addressing property tax arrears; home improvement programs for seniors; and fair housing laws, rights, and enforcement.
Presenters will include: Andre Bermudez, Suffolk County Community Development; Dawn Lott, Suffolk County Commission of Human Rights; Peter J. Elkowitz, Jr., Long Island Housing Partnership; Ian Wilder, Esq., Long Island Housing Services; and Paul Fink, CDC Long Island. 
Whether a Long Islander is a tenant, homeowner, or seeking a place to live, housing is an important component of his or her everyday life. Obtaining or maintaining comfortable, or even adequate housing on Long Island often takes a large share of an individual’s or a family’s resources of time, income and efforts. Senator Brooks is sponsoring the Long Island Housing Rights & Advocacy Program to provide Long Islanders with information and resources to help with many of the housing situations and problems common in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.