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Brooklyn Housing & Family Services

Thank you Letter for our Services

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on March 23, 2012
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On March 10, 2012 our Fair Housing Counselors Alex Ortiz  and Lisel Gonzalez, made presentation to the parents at The Boys and Girls High School (BGHS).

As a token of appreciation the BGHS Parent Leadership Institute sent a “Thank You” letter

for their knowledge and contribution to the conference.

Here is a copy of the letter.

“Courts to Hasten Efforts to Prevent Foreclosures” by The New York Times

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on March 13, 2012
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Under a new program, bank officials with the power to alter homeowners’ loans would have to appear in court.  Here is a link to the article :

Courts to Hasten Efforts to Prevent Foreclosures 

Good Homes! Good Health! Spring 2012

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on February 01, 2012
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Health Fair is next month, on March 24, 2012.
Please come and join us at Kings Plaza shopping mall.
We will be there from 11am – 3pm.

Here is a list of some of the participants:

  • Access New York
  • Immigration & Naturalization Services
  • Maimonides Medical Center  – Blood Pressure - Diabetes
  • The Masonic Districts of Brooklyn
  • NYC Commission on Human Rights
  • NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
  • NYC Fire Department
  • Office of Assemblyman Alan Maisel
  • Office of Councilman Lewis Fidler
  • NYC Department for the Aging
  • Medgar Evers College
  • Community Counseling and Mediation

BHFS cited in The New York Times

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on January 30, 2012
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The New York Times  has cited Charles Das our  Housing Counselor on long-term solutions for home owners facing foreclosure.  Here is a link to the article :

“A Reprieve for Unemployed Borrowers”

EHLP Program Hopes Dashed

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on October 02, 2011
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The Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) Re-opened through September 15th

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on August 31, 2011
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has extended a program for homeowners who are at least 90 days late on their mortgage, and unemployed or working fewer hours because of the economy or a medical condition. The Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) provides eligible homeowners with assistance that pays a portion of your mortgage for up to 2 years or up to $50,000.

Please call our office for more Information and Pre-Applications.

 

Foreclosure Assistance Cited

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on November 30, 2009
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The New York Law Journal has cited our efforts to assist homeowners in danger of foreclosure.  Here’s a link to the article:

Lenders’ Willingness to Talk Boosts Conferences

Good Homes! Good Health! Fall 2009

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on September 02, 2009
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The Fall 2009 edition of our semi-annual housing information and health fair was held on October 24th.  Some pictures of the event are coming soon.

If you missed Good Homes! Good Health!, don’t worry!  Good Homes! Good Health! Spring 2010 will be held on April 17th, and the Fall 2010 edition will be held on October 23rd.


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Health Bulletin #74: Take Care New York

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on September 15, 2009
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From the Health E-News Summary:Health Bulletin #74

Take Care New York

10 Steps to a Longer and Healthier Life

In this issue:

  1. Promote Quality Health Care For All
  2. Be Tobacco-Free
  3. Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Eating
  4. Be Heart Healthy
  5. Stop The Spread of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections
  6. Recognize and Treat Depression
  7. Reduce Risky Alcohol Use and Drug Dependence
  8. Prevent and Detect Cancer
  9. Raise Healthy Children
  10. Make All Neighborhoods Healthy Places

Learn more

Health Bulletin #74 is one in a series on issues of pressing interest to all New Yorkers. All Health Bulletins are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese, and many are available in other languages. For copies, call 311 or visit nyc.gov/health.

2009 Awards Dinner Video

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on September 07, 2009
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The video from our 2009 awards dinner is now available.

Please note, some technical difficulties with our recording equipment resulted in the loss of the first few minutes of video footage.  The video begins during President Carol Einbinder’s dedication of the awards dinner.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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