Help for Tenants & Home Buyers

UPCOMING events

 

First-Time Home Buyer Orientations

Thinking about purchasing a first home but not sure where to begin?

Interested in learning about education and assistance that's available? Join us for webinars that will get you started!


Hear from industry professionals what the different people involved in a real estate transaction do.

Get valuable advice on how to avoid costly mistakes in today's real estate market.

Learn about home buyer grants for down-payment and closing cost assistance.


Choose the date that works best for you:


Tuesday, September 13 6:00pm - 7:30pm WEBINAR Register here.

Tuesday, September 20 6:00-8:00pm IN PERSON - East New York location - Register here

Tuesday, September 27 12:00pm - 1:30pm WEBINAR Register here.



Note:

These webinars are NOT the Homeownership Class and there is no Certificate of Completion issued for attending.

 

Landlord Training

If you're thinking about buying a multi-family home, THIS is HUD course your bank wants you to take!

  • Do you know NYC regulations?

  • Do you know fair housing and lease rules?

  • Do you know multi-unit property insurance?

Join us for an eye-opening two-hour class on the rules and regulations of being a NYC landlord.


$100 Fee Includes Certification for HUD Education Requirements


Pre-payment required.


Afternoon and evening courses available.


Tuesday, September 13 3:00pm - 5:00pm Enroll here.

Tuesday, September 27 6:00pm - 8:00pm Enroll here.


After you enroll and pay the course fee, you will be sent a Zoom registration link and course materials.

 

Renter's Insurance: What Tenants and Landlords Need to Understand

If your belongings, as a tenant, were damaged due to fire, wind, or water, could you replace everything? Probably not, if you're like most of us. Would your landlord have to pay? Again, probably not. That's why there's Renter's Insurance. But how much is it and what does it cover (and not cover)? Learn how tenants can make a traumatic event less traumatic in this valuable webinar. NO SALES, just education.


Wednesday, September 14 6:00pm - 7:00pm Register here.

 

Financial Coaching & Credit Improvement

All tenants and first-time home buyers are encouraged to attend a Financial Fitness Webinar to learn about:

  • Setting financial goals, like purchasing a first home, buying a car, or going to college

  • Creating a budget and savings plan

  • Improving credit

Thursday, September 22 6:00pm - 7:30pm Register here.

 

Flood Insurance: Do You Need It?

If you're a tenant who lives on the ground floor in a high-risk flood zone, you should have flood insurance. If you're buying a home, it's also important to know what flood zone you'll be in and how to know your risk (and need for flood insurance). But how do you know your risk? Join us for a free webinar to find out and learn more. No sales, just education!


Tuesday, October 4 6:00pm - 7:00pm Register here.

 

ADDITIONAL Support

Programs & Counseling:

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).

Apply for help paying off 12 months of back rent, if your rental arrears were due to COVID-19. Landlords may no longer apply for this program. Find out more here.


In danger of eviction or need assistance with another tenant service?

Please complete this form or call our office at 718-469-4679 Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm to be connected to a housing specialist.


Need help applying for a rent freeze because you are a senior or a person who is disabled?

Please complete this form or call our office at 718-469-4679 Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm to be connected to a housing specialist.


Need help understanding your rights, including your right to repairs, heat and water, and freedom from harassment?

Please complete this form or call our office at 718-469-4679 Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm to be connected to a housing specialist.


 

Stay Safe from COVID-19!

Get Vaccinated & Boosted!

  • Free (for now) to New Yorkers age 6 months & up

  • No appointment, insurance requirement, or immigration questions

  • Children under 5 years of age may be vaccinated at pediatricians’ offices, select pharmacies, and NYC Health + Hospitals locations.

  • Find a location and make an appointment: www.nyc.gov/vaccinefinder

  • Pick up free at-home tests at your local public library or a NYC Health+Hospitals location.


Feel sick? Get tested (even if you’re vaccinated!)

  • Find an in-person test site at www.nyc.gov/covidtest (Call first & ask about fees. NYC government-run sites are free.)

  • Pick up at-home tests at your local Brooklyn Public Library while supplies last.

  • Was your at-home test positive? Call your healthcare provider or, if you don't have insurance or don't have a healthcare provider, call 212-COVID-19, then press 9 to speak to doctor/nurse & free medication delivered the same day. All at no cost!

  • If you test positive, isolate from others for 5 days or until you test negative.


Questions?

  • Call 212-COVID-19, then press 9.

 

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