Uneven Recovery: Place, Race and Mortgage Lending on LI 12/10/14

An Uneven Road to Recovery:  New Findings on Place, Race and Mortgage Lending on Long Island Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hofstra University, University Club, North Campus, Hempstead, New York Long Island Housing Services (LIHS), the private nonprofit fair housing advocacy and enforcement agency serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties, in partnership […]

Astorino Must Desegregate Housing to Improve Schools

NY Green Party Governor candidate Hawkins says Westchester County Executive Astorino’s housing desegregation record shows he can’t resolve this statewide.

Review: “Share or Die!”, Millennials’ Response to Scarcity

In “Share or Die: Voices of the Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis” the Millennials’ respond to scarcity by sharing using a mixture of high-tech and high-touch

DeMarco Hearing 3/19/13: Call your Congressperson

DeMarco needs to be replaced. We have written extensively about why

Is there a coming Reverse Mortgage Crisis?

there is increased pressure by the banks to make the reverse mortgage market work like the disastrous pre-collapse sub-prime market.

4 LI Counties worst hit with foreclosures, Suffolk #1

New York State Banking Department Issues Second Report on Pre-Foreclosures Notices 134,000 Notices Sent to NY Homeowners Warning of Possible Foreclosure The New York State Banking Department today announced that more than 76,744 90-day pre-foreclosure notices were sent to New York homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments since May 31, 2010. A […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY) Urges Governor to Sign Pro-Tenant Legislation Banning Discrimination Based on Source of Income

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G) Urges NY State Senate to Pass Tenants Protections

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

Fair Housing Groups to New York City Landlords: You Won’t Get Away with Refusing to Rent to African American Applicants

Civil Rights Groups and Justice Department Team Up in Race Discrimination Lawsuit Nearly three years ago, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and its member organization Long Island Housing Services (LIHS) investigated two brothers from Queens, N.Y. for refusing to rent an apartment to African Americans.  Earlier this week, a federal judge granted them the […]

Free Fair Housing Month Forum: April 30 Freedom Exhibit: April 30 – May 7

Long Island Housing Services Invites you to “Fair Housing’s Future in a Crisis Economy: A New Decade of Challenges” April 30, 2010 – 11:30 am – 1 pm @ Touro Law Center – Central Islip Nationally Renowned Speakers: Bernie Kleina & Prof. Okianer Christian Dark Special Civil Rights Photo Exhibit: “The Chicago Freedom Movement” The […]

Millard Fuller, Co-Founder of Habitat For Humanity, dies

(excerpt from) Atlanta Journal-Constitution Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller dies By Christopher Quinn / Updated: 12:22 p.m. February 03, 2009 Millard Fuller, the visionary Christian with a single-minded, some say stubborn, focus that resulted in more than 300,000 houses built for the poor, died unexpectedly Monday night. Fuller, 74, was the driving force in […]

Annual “Have a Heart for the Homeless” Candlelight Vigil 2/12/09

The Nassau-Suffolk Coalition for the Homeless will hold its annual “Have a Heart for the Homeless” Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, February 12, 2009 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Farmingdale State College.   Join hundreds of volunteers, consumers, government representatives and members of faith-based organizations, non-profit organizations, and school and community groups to make this […]

128 foreclosed homes auctioned in Nassau: activists try to intervene

This story is on the News12 website. Not all content is always available to non-subscribers (unfortunately.) The story is: here if you can pull it up. (excerpt) Foreclosed Nassau homes auctioned amid protests (01/13/09) MINEOLA – Housing reform group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) stepped in to save at least one foreclosed […]

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