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Bridge Street Expands Foreclosure Prevention Services to Hard Hit Canarsie

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Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC), which has traditionally focused its programming and services in central Brooklyn with a special emphasis on Bedford Stuyvesant, is expanding its foreclosure prevention counseling to Canarsie. This initiative is made possible by a grant from the Citi Foundation.

    

A historically working-class area with about 200,000 residents, Canarsie has one of the highest concentrations of one- and two-family homes in all of New York City, with 58% of households owning their own homes—the highest homeownership rate in Brooklyn.

    

But Canarsie’s largely African-American and Caribbean population were targets of predatory lending during the housing boom, given adjustable-rate mortgages they could no longer afford once interest rates jumped from 2% to as high as 13%. Given the large number of subprime loans made to Canarsie residents between 2004 and 2007, it is not surprising that the area now has a high rate of delinquent mortgages. In 2011, nearly 3,000 Canarsie households received pre-foreclosure notices, the highest of any neighborhood in New York City.

    

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, hundreds of Canarsie homeowners that were already behind on mortgage payments are struggling to find money to cover repairs, lost rental income, and temporary housing. Shortly after the storm hit, most banks granted a temporary suspension of mortgage payments for 90 to 180 days but as the suspensions periods end, it is unlikely that many homeowners will be able to make the large lump payment that will be due. BSDC’s experienced foreclosure counselors will work with distressed homeowners and their banks to negotiate modified loan terms with affordable payments that will allow owners from losing their homes. If you or someone you know needs foreclosure prevention help, please call (718) 636-7596 x11.

 

 

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NEW YORK DISASTER INTERFAITH SERVICES (NYDIS)

Is hiring for the following Administrative & SuperStorm Sandy Recovery positions and internships;

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 Administrative

 Finance & Office Manager

 

NYC Volunteer Group Housing Program  

Program Coordinator

Partnerships Coordinator

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NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Program  

 

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Case Manager & Resource Coordinator

Partnerships Coordinator

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All qualified candidates should apply – candidates from ethnic and religious minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  NYDIS does not discriminate against any individual or group for reasons of age, sexual orientation, color, creed, culture, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race or sex.

 

 

Peter B. Gudaitis, M.Div.

PresidentNational Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN)

Chief Response Officer, New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)

4 West 43rd Street – Suite 407

New York, NY 10036

 

Office: 212.669.6100

FAX: 212.354.8251

Blackberry/Cell: 917.449.8605

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The City has opened up another public comment period on the Community Development Block Grant Plan. Click below to view. 

Written comments must be received by the OMB Assistant Director’s office between 10AM and 5PM, mailed to Calvin Johnson at 255 Greenwich Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10007, or submitted via email at CDBGDR-enviro@omb.nyc.gov BEFORE June 6, 2013.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/recovery/downloads/pdf/nyc_cdbg-dr_action_plan_hud_submission.pdf


NYC SANDY UNMET NEEDS ROUNDTABLE

TRAINING FOR BROOKLYN (or other) DISASTER CASE MANAGERS

 

Sponsored by: Brooklyn Borough President’s Office & Brooklyn Long-term Recovery Group

Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall-Community Room, 209 Joralemon Street (off Court Street), Brooklyn, NY 11201

When: Thursday, May 30 – 9:00am-1:00pm

The Training is FREE – Breakfast Provided – Space Limited to 65 Participants                            

Register At:  http://nydis.wufoo.com/forms/nyc-unmet-needs-roundtable-dcm-training-53013/

 

This training is being presented by New Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) and is intended to instruct New York City Disaster Case Management Supervisors and Disaster Case Managers (DCMs) in how to present cases to the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable.  The Roundtable is a city-wide source of cash assistance, loans and discounted/tax-free appliances and building supplies – regardless of immigration status. The Roundtable will meet regularly in each Borough – once trained, Brooklyn based DCMs may apply to have their cases heard at the Brooklyn sessions. This training is open to any disaster case manager from any agency. This training is a required before a DCM can apply to the Roundtable on behalf of their client’s unmet needs.

 

More Information on the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable can be found at www.nydis.org

 

Peter B. Gudaitis, M.Div.

PresidentNational Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN)

Chief Response Officer, New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)

4 West 43rd Street – Suite 407

New York, NY 10036

 

Office: 212.669.6100

FAX: 212.354.8251

Blackberry/Cell: 917.449.8605

 www.nydis.org             www.n-din.org

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