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Suffolk creates hotline for homeowners facing foreclosure

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on March 16, 2017, unveiled the county's Foreclosure Prevention Hotline connecting homeowners at risk of foreclosure with free housing counseling and legal services. Residents can call 631-853-4663 (631-853-HOME) to get help preventing foreclosure and mitigating the effects of foreclosure court proceedings, officials said.  (Credit: Ed Betz)

Suffolk County has established a new hotline connecting homeowners at risk of foreclosure with free housing counseling and legal services.

Residents can call 631-853-4663 (631-853-HOME) to get help preventing foreclosure and mitigating the effects of foreclosure court proceedings, officials said Thursday during a news conference. The announcement came from Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville) and Legis. Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood).

The following groups have agreed to provide services at no cost, county officials said: American Debt Resources, Community Development Corp. of Long Island, Empire Justice Center, Long Island Housing Partnership, Long Island Housing Services, Nassau/Suffolk Law Services and New York Legal Assistance Group.

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