Law its newest initiative: The Sandy Disaster Relief Project provides free legal assistance to residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties to support homeownership retention and foreclosure prevention in the wake of hardships caused by Superstorm Sandy. Eligibility is determined by income qualification (80% of HUD median income) and program capacity.
The Project’s services assist homeowners who face difficulties in meeting mortgage payments and problems in effecting necessary repairs caused by the storm. These issues may involve mortgage forbearance, insufficient FEMA or insurance awards, retention or delay of insurance claim checks, contractor-related issues and other legal claims.
The Project will work in partnership with Nassau Suffolk Law Services Foreclosure Prevention Project in order to assist individuals who are facing foreclosure as the result of arrears and hardships caused by Superstorm Sandy.
Community education is an important component of the Project. Educational seminars and self help materials will be developed for distribution and outreach.
Referrals to the Project can be made by calling Michael DeTrano at 631 232-2400 or 516 292-8100.