Preserving affordable homeownership.
People with low incomes work for years to secure a home of their own. Loss of a home through foreclosure can be devastating and leave individuals and families with no option for affordable housing. Those facing foreclosure are targeted for scams that promise relief to desperate homeowners, often charging them thousands of dollars and providing no results. NYLAG attorneys work with homeowners to keep them in their homes through litigation, fraud prevention, and community outreach.
foreclosures prevented last year
Our lawyers fight for homeowners. We offer the following legal services:
- Representing clients in foreclosure litigation
- Assisting with loan modifications
- Navigating short sales/deeds in lieu
- Fighting deed theft and modification scams through affirmative litigation
- Assisting with reverse mortgages
- Resolving tax and water liens
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NYLAG Supervising Attorney Noelle Eberts testified to the New York State Senate Committee on Housing, Construction & Community Development about the prevalence and impact of deed theft and real estate scams on New Yorkers, and advocated for expanded services to help victims assert their rights.
NYLAG’s Noelle Eberts spoke to Prism about the increase in deed theft and real estate scams against Black and brown homeowners in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods.
NYLAG’s Julie Howe spoke to New York Focus about how clients have been impacted by a New York Court of Appeals decision that reopened hundreds of foreclosure cases that homeowners thought they had won.