Brooklyn – Councilman David G. Greenfield has partnered with Brooklyn Housing and Family Services to provide one-on-one mortgage counseling to residents of Boro Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst. An attorney will be available to meet with homeowners who are in danger of losing their homes or have encountered changes in their financial circumstances at Councilman Greenfield’s district office on the last Tuesday of each month. Anyone who needs legal assistance with any mortgage-related issues should schedule an appointment by calling Councilman Greenfield’s office at (718) 853-2704.
Residents will have the opportunity to meet with an experienced attorney to discuss credit or budget issues, predatory lending, interest rate issues, late mortgage payments and foreclosure prevention. Please bring two photo identifications, most recent mortgage statement for loan, hardship letter if behind on mortgage payments and all other relevant documents.
“Owning a home is as rewarding as it is stressful. Many people fall behind on their mortgage payments which could result in unnecessary foreclosures and losses of their homes. That’s why I have decided to partner with the outstanding Brooklyn Housing and Family Services to bring mortgage advice directly to them. I am thrilled to already have helped connect dozens of residents with free legal help, and will continue to work with great organizations like Brooklyn Housing and Family Services to continue this effort. Anyone who needs mortgage advice should contact my office immediately,” said Councilman Greenfield.
Providing residents with access to free or low-cost legal help is especially important to Councilman Greenfield because this area of Brooklyn that he represents has many homeowners facing foreclosure. Councilman Greenfield also hosts CUNY’s Citizenship Now! program at his district office on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month during business hours, for those who need legal assistance with immigration-related issues. The attorney is available to provide help with issues including naturalization, relative petitions, adjustment of status, consular processing, certificates of citizenship, replacement of lost or damaged documents, visa lottery entries, fee waiver applications and consultations on other immigration-related issues. He also brought the New York Legal Assistance Group to his district office for the third time last fall, connecting a dozen local residents directly with lawyers on help regarding legal issues concerning government programs right here in the community.
Meetings with a Brooklyn Housing and Family Services attorneys will take place on the last Tuesday of every month. Meetings with the attorney are by appointment only. Anyone who needs legal assistance is urged to contact Councilman Greenfield’s office at (718) 853-2704 to schedule a confidential meeting with an attorney.