Mortgage foreclosure continues to affect a large number of homeowners on Long Island, and the recent damage caused by Superstorm Sandy has just added to the need for legal assistance.
Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA) volunteer attorneys will help Nassau County homeowners who are concerned about foreclosure matters or are already in the foreclosure process involving property in Nassau County, with free legal guidance, loan modification assistance and bankruptcy information – all in one room.
The free NCBA Mortgage Foreclosure Legal Consultation Clinic will be held April 1 from 3-6 p.m. at the NCBA headquarters, 15th and West Streets, in Mineola.
NCBA volunteer attorneys will provide one-on-one guidance, advice and direction to residents. If needed, homeowners may meet with HUD-certified housing counselors from the Community Development Corporation of Long Island, Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre and LaFuerza Unieda.
NCBA volunteer bankruptcy attorneys will also be available for one-on-one consultations and residents under certain income guidelines may also meet with Nassau/Suffolk Law Services, which provides reduced fee legal services.
- Reservations are required by calling the Bar Association at 516-747-4070. Attendees are asked to bring their mortgage documents to the clinic.
- Bi-lingual attorneys fluent in Spanish will be on site. Attorneys bi-lingual in Russian, Haitian Creole, Korean, Chinese, Hindi, American Sign Language and many other languages will be made available upon request when homeowners call to make reservations.
The attorneys do not provide legal representation, but help homeowners find out if, indeed, they need a credit counselor or a lawyer, and put them in touch with available resources. The program is made possible in part by grants from the NYS Office of the Attorney General.
For more information, call (516) 747-4070 (language translation available), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nassaubar.org.