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HOPP Anchor Partner Program Regional Coordinator - Long Island
Empire Justice Center
p: (631) 650-2319 f: (631) 348-3571
Maria DeGennaro joined Empire Justice Center in January 2013 as a Staff Attorney with the Consumer Finance and Housing Unit of Empire Justice Center, and is the Long Island Regional Coordinator for its Anchor Partner Program for the office of the NYS Attorney General’s Homeownership Protection Program (HOPP). Maria provides and coordinates legal services and housing counseling services related to HOPP and Super Storm Sandy out of the Central Islip office at the Touro Law School Public Advocacy Center.
Maria’s previous experience includes being the Foreclosure Prevention Program Manager for Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (“LIHS”). Maria worked at LIHS in their Touro Law School Public Advocacy Center office and worked to build the foreclosure prevention program while attending law school. After graduating from law school, Maria worked in private practice handling a range of litigation cases before returning to the non-profit world to work on foreclosure prevention issues.
Prior to her work at LIHS and attending law school, Maria worked for two decades in business, banking and lending institutions. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. Degree and received her M.B.A. from Sacred Heart University.