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Legal advice on foreclosure, storm damage at two May events

This house in Central Islip, shown on Friday,

This house in Central Islip, shown on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, was bought at a foreclosure auction. Credit: Veronique Louis

Nassau County homeowners facing foreclosure or coping with storm damage can get free legal advice at two events in May.

The Nassau County Bar Association’s Free Mortgage Foreclosure and Sandy Recovery Legal Consultation Clinics will take place on Monday and on May 18 at the association’s offices on 15th Street at West Street in Mineola. Both clinics will run from 3 to 6 p.m.

For Nassau residents facing foreclosure, volunteer attorneys will offer free consultations and referrals for issues such as mortgage modifications, loan restructuring, bankruptcy, financial planning, services for lower income households and emotional support. Homeowners also can meet with HUD-certified housing counselors from the Community Development Corp. of Long Island, Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre, and American Debt Resources.

For those recovering from Superstorm Sandy, volunteer attorneys will answer questions about homeowner, flood, property damage and automobile insurance claims, as well as Federal Emergency Management Agency, debt deferral and consumer protection issues.

The program is funded by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Homeowner Protection Program.

Attorneys fluent in Spanish will be available. Attorneys who speak other languages, including Russian, Haitian Creole, Korean, Chinese, Hindi and American Sign Language, may be requested when making reservations. Attendees should bring their mortgage documents and other important papers with them.

To make a reservation, call the bar association at 516-747-4070.

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