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Help for Suffolk residents facing foreclosure

A foreclosure sign sits on top of a

A foreclosure sign sits on top of a sale placard outside an home in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2008) Credit: AP, 2008

State officials are hosting a foreclosure prevention workshop Friday in Islandia in an effort to assist Suffolk County homeowners faced with foreclosure.

Officials from the state Department of Financial Services will be available to meet with homeowners from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Islandia Town Hall, 1100 Old Nichols Rd., according to a release from the office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Counselors from the Long Island Community Development Corp. and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will also be on hand.

“It is essential that we provide as much help as possible to financially-troubled homeowners,” Cuomo said in the statement.

The Department of Financial Services’ mobile command center has visited more than a dozen sites statewide since the foreclosure prevention program was launched in January.
Services range from helping homeowners apply for mortgage modifications, interceding on behalf of homeowners with their mortgage lenders and taking complaints from homeowners who may have been victims of mortgage lending abuses.

Homeowners who are unable to attend can call the department’s toll-free foreclosure hotline, 800-269-0990 or 518-457-1654, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Homeowners may also file complaints using the department website,


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