New York’s homeowners get the help they need and say “No” to foreclosure.
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The New York State Attorney General’s Office message to share:
Roughly 1 in 10 homeowners is currently in foreclosure, that’s more than 140,000 New York families who are at risk of losing their homes. The housing foreclosure crisis has had a devastating impact not only on families whose homes are subject to foreclosure, but on the surrounding communities in towns and cities throughout New York State. Did you know foreclosure drives down property values in surrounding homes, contributes to neighborhood blight, diminishes local tax revenues, and contributes to neighborhood crime?
That’s why the New York State Attorney General’s Office announced the launch of the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP). Throughout New York State, they are providing funds to legal services organizations and housing counseling agencies to provide free foreclosure prevention services to New Yorkers. Housing counselors have a proven record of preventing foreclosures. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, nearly 70 percent of struggling homeowners who received counsel were able to save their home.
Providing a struggling family with the legal counseling to navigate the foreclosure process can mean the difference between that family keeping their home or being displaced. To raise awareness of the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP), a new public service announcement (PSA) was released to inform homeowners that there are free housing counseling and legal services available to assist those who are at risk of foreclosure.
Want to help spread this awareness message? Here are a few ways you can get involved:
- Call the statewide foreclosure hotline at 855-HOME-456 and visit www.AGHomeHelp.com to connect with professionals who can help. An operator will connect you to an expert who can help. But it is important that you call now. Waiting can cause even greater problems, and getting help sooner means you have a better chance of keeping your home. So call 855-HOME-456 now, any time of the day or night.