Mineola, NY - November 1, 2016 - Nassau residents who are struggling with the prospect of losing their homes in mortgage foreclosure, or still have issues resulting from Superstorm Sandy, are invited to come for help from volunteer attorneys at the Nassau County Bar Association's Free Mortgage Foreclosure/Sandy Recovery Legal Consultation Clinics. The next two clinics are scheduled for Monday, November 7 and Monday, November 21, both 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. Reservations are requested at 516-747-4070.
NCBA’s clinics allow homeowners concerned about foreclosure matters or who are already in the foreclosure process involving property in Nassau County, to meet one-on-one with a volunteer attorney for a free consultation. Homeowners then may be directed for additional help with mortgage modifications, loan restructuring, bankruptcy, financial planning assistance, services for lower income households and emotional support. Many of these resources and agencies are available immediately in the same room. Clinic volunteers include dozens of attorneys trained in mortgage foreclosure issues, bankruptcy attorneys, HUD-certified housing counselors from Community Development Corporation of Long Island, Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre and American Debt Resources.
There are no income restrictions to attend the clinics. Since 2009, NCBA has held more than 140 clinics assisting more than 12,000 Nassau families in distress. Currently, each clinic is held twice a month and averages 50 homeowners, signifying that mortgage fore 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, and 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, 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, or visit nassaubar.org.