Purpose


Senator Dean G. Skelos and Senator Jack Martins are partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to provide services and assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.

Senator Skelos and Senator Martins have arranged to have DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Relief Center come to Elmont on Thursday, August 7th, from 10am to 6 pm at the Clara H. Carlson School (235 Belmont Boulevard, Elmont).

DFS staff members will be on hand to speak individually with homeowners about their situation and:

· Assist homeowners in their efforts to obtain loan modifications
           and other relief;

· Provide information on available federal programs;

· Inform homeowners about their rights and answer questions about
           the foreclosure process; and

·Help homeowners seek resolutions with banks and mortgage
           servicers, as well as take complaints from homeowners who
           believe they were victims of predatory lending or other abuses.

Homeowners should bring copies of their mortgage documents, loan payment records, letters from their lenders or mortgage servicers, and any other information relevant to their personal situation which could be useful to DFS staff in helping to provide assistance. The program is open to everyone and no appointments are necessary.

Residents who would like more information about this program can call Senator Skelos’ office at 516-766-8383 or Senator Martins’ office at 516-746-5924. Homeowners who are unable to attend the program but need assistance can call the Department of Financial Services’ foreclosure hotline at 1-800-342-3736, Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.