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A. G. Schneiderman Announces $20 Million In Funding To Help Families In New York State Avoid Foreclosure
Office of the Attorney General
September 24, 2012
Contact: Anne Erickson, (518) 462-6831
A portion of the $20 million is also going to support a partnership between the OAG and two “Anchor Partners,” who will assist with training, technical assistance, and other support systems to ensure the network is providing the highest quality of services to at-risk homeowners. The Center for New York City Neighborhoods will serve as Anchor Partner for groups operating in NYC, and the Empire Justice Center will serve as the Anchor Partner for the rest of the State. Both organizations have a long history of grant management for government programs, as well as direct training, technical assistance, and support to direct service providers in the areas of housing counseling and legal services.
Anne Erickson, President of the Empire Justice Center said, “Attorney General Schneiderman is helping to level the playing field for homeowners who are struggling to stay in their homes. The HOPP initiative comes at crucial time when past resources for Housing Counseling and Legal Services are drying up. Thanks to the Attorney General’s commitment, New Yorkers across the state will continue to have access to high quality advocates, which in turn, will greatly improve their chances at negotiating the preservation of their homes.”
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