Help for Homeowners & Small Landlords

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NHS Brooklyn invites you to learn ways to maintain and protect your most valuable asset: your home. Choose from a range of webinars and resources, including:


Flood Insurance: What is Your Risk?

If you live in an apartment on the ground floor of a building in a high-risk flood zone, you should also have flood insurance. How do you know if your flood zone, though? And how flood insurance works? Join us for a free webinar to learn more. No sales, just education!


Wednesday, September 7 | 6:00pm-7:00pm Register here




 


MORTGAGE UPDATE: RESOURCES AND AVOIDING FORECLOSURE


If you are a homeowner or small landlord and have fallen behind with your mortgage, you need to understand the foreclosure process and your options to avoid losing your home. Join us for this webinar to hear the latest on these important topics and to learn about additional resources available to homeowners and small property owners.


Wednesday, August 24 | 6:00pm-7:30pm Register here

 

Landlord Training


Already a landlord? Or thinking about buying a multi-family home? This HUD-certified course meets education requirements required by banks for mortgages and loans.

  • Do you know NYC regulations?

  • Do you know fair housing and lease rules?

  • Do you know multi-unit property insurance?

  • Are you aware of changing flood insurance requirements?

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

  • Fee Includes Certification for HUD Education Requirements

  • 10% Discount for current owners ($90)

  • $100 for future landlords & $90 for current landlords

Tuesday, August 23 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm Enroll & Pay here

 

HOME Insurance: KNOW WHAT YOU'RE BUYING


Many homeowners are either paying too much for their home insurance or are unaware or unclear about the extent of their coverage. This free workshop will help homeowners better understand their home insurance policy, including jargon, coverage, how coverage is calculated, how costs are calculated, premiums, what's covered, what's not, and more. Flood insurance will also be discussed.


Wednesday, August 17 | 6:00-7:30pm Register here

 

Financial coaching & credit improvement


Everyone will learn a thing or two in this advice-packed webinar! Whether you're a first-time home buyer, student, newly retired person, or just want up your credit score, you'll benefit from sitting in on this session, which will focus on setting financial goals such as:

  • Creating a budget

  • Establishing a savings plan

  • Improving credit

Thursday, August 25 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm Register here






 

manage your property affordably

Owners of 1- to 4-unit buildings, whether completely residential or mixed use, can now have their property managed for them without breaking the bank, thanks to NHS Brooklyn's new Affordable Property Management Program. Choose from a menu of services, including rent collection, maintenance, expense control, project management, and more. Learn the details in our monthly info hour and bring your questions!


BONUS! If you're a senior 62 or older with a home in the District 21, you may be eligible for a one-year grant for this program.


Thursday, August 18 | 6:00pm-7:00pm Register here

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


ATTENTION, LANDLORDS: GUARANTEED RENT!

Lease your property for guaranteed rent and other benefits with the Emergency Housing Voucher Program. Receive 70% of the rent via check every month (the tenant pays the balance), pre-payment of 1-month's rent or security deposit, funds for repairs and to hold the unit as well as referrals to pre-screen-tenants and on-call support, even after the tenant moves in. For more information, contact Byron Todman at btodman@nhsbrooklyn.org or 718-469-4679.



 

HOME REPAIR GRANT: UP TO $20,000

For details and to apply, visit www.nhsbrooklyn.org/repair-grants

 

grant for brooklyn veterans!

NHS Brooklyn is offering Brooklyn veterans with mobility challenges due to an accident, injury, serious illness, or age a grant of up to $20,000 to make modifications to their homes to allow them to continue living there independently.

The veteran may own, rent, or live in a home or apartment that needs modification.

Eligible projects include wheelchair ramps, lifts, roll-in showers, doorway widening, and other accessibility modifications.

Total household income limit is 120% of Area Median Income (AMI) for the Metro NYC area.

Mobility challenge does not need to be combat-related.

Landlord or property owner must agree to modifications if the veteran is not on the deed.

Applications processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply, visit www.nhsbrooklyn.org/home-repairs or contact:

Angella Cummings, Director of Operations

acummings@nhsbrooklyn.org

718-469-4679


 


Mortgage Counseling, Resources & Financial Assistance

If you are in danger of losing your home to mortgage or property tax arrears or if you have questions about refinancing your home or considering a reverse mortgage, don't lose hope but don't go it alone, either!


Experienced, HUD-certified housing counselors at NHS Brooklyn can assist you. Avoid scams and learn about financial help for which you may be eligible.


Contact our office today with your mortgage questions by calling 718-469-4679.





 

Homeowner handbook: now available!

New York homeowners and small landlords will find a wealth of information and resources in this just-published Homeowner Handbook: a comprehensive guide to help property owners navigate the responsibilities of homeownership and access time- and money-saving resources in their time of need.

3 ways to obtain a copy:

1. Download a copy in:​

2. Stop by our East Flatbush or Canarsie office during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm.

3. Call 1-855-HOME-456 to have a copy mailed to you.



 

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

> Find a location: www.nyc.gov/vaccinefinder

> Visit your local library for free at-home tests or order them at www.covidtest.gov


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

> Use an at-home test or find a test site at www.nyc.gov/covidtest (Call first & ask about fees. NYC government-run sites are free.)

> Was your at-home test positive? Call 212-COVID-19, then press 9 to speak to doctor/nurse & have free medication delivered the same day. No insurance needed!

> Need at-home tests? Visit your local library for free at-home tests or order them here at no cost: www.covidtests.gov


Questions? Call 212-COVID-19


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