Help for Homeowners & Small Landlords

Updated: 1 day ago

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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:


estate planning: take care of it now!

Tomorrow is not promised, especially in these difficult times, which is why putting your wishes in writing when it comes to your worldly possessions and property before you pass or there is a medical crisis will provide such great comfort to your family and you. Join us and an attorney from a nonprofit to learn about wills, trusts, power of attorney, and more. Adults of all ages are encouraged to attend.


Wednesday, May 25 | 6:00pm-7:30pm Register here.


 

homeowner resource fair (virtual)

Join this virtual housing fair to hear from housing counselors and government experts from HPD, the Department of Finance, and more about resources to help you understand your options if you are having problems with your property or would just like to save money.


Topics will include:

  • Assistance for homeowners with arrears (mortgage, property tax, water, home loans, or others)

  • Property taxes: Exemptions, NYC Tax Advocate, correcting errors

  • Home repair loans and grants

  • Affordable property management

  • Landlord resources

  • NYC Dept. of Buildings: Services, complaints & violations

  • More!


Wednesday, June 22 | 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, May 24 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm Pay & Register here

OR

Tuesday, June 14 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm Pay & Register 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, June 1 | 3:00-47:30pm 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, May 26 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm Register here.





 

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!


Tuesday, June 7 | 6:00pm-7:00pm 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.


Wednesday, June 16 | 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.





 

Stay Safe from COVID-19!

Get Vaccinated & Boosted!

> Free (for now) to New Yorkers age 5 & up

> No appointment, insurance requirement, or immigration questions

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

> Order free at-home tests 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.)

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Questions? Call 212-COVID-19



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