There were tense moments during last week's loan modification event at Nassau Coliseum, from people angry over a line butter to the escorted exit of a man pitching his for-profit modification services at the free event.

About 2,300 troubled homeowners made their way to the Coliseum for the three-day event to negotiate face to face with their lenders or loan servicers.

Those who missed the event can go to the federal homeowners rescue program at, said the organizers, federal officials and the Hope Now alliance of industry and nonprofits. The website explains the different loan modifications available under the federal program. Or borrowers may call 1-888-995-HOPE (4673) for help from nonprofits who can help get modifications or give advice on what's possible. her

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