Homeowner Assistance

Foreclosure Intervention and Homeowner Representation:

We provide assistance throughout the whole foreclosure process, including foreclosure motion practice, good faith hearings, foreclosure defense litigation, preparing and negotiating loan modifications, and settlement conferences in Kings County Supreme Court.

As part of the Brooklyn Foreclosure Advocates, we participate weekly in the Friend of the Court program in Kings County Supreme Court to assist unrepresented individuals in foreclosure cases. Through this program, Access Justice Brooklyn staff are available to assist with foreclosure matters every Thursday; the Friend of the Court program currently operates virtually. 

In addition to foreclosures, we address a range of other homeowner concerns through quiet titles, partitions, and bankruptcy and provide assistance in deed theft cases and reverse mortgages, matters of particular concern for senior homeowners. In all of these areas, we provide legal education virtually as well as through senior centers and other community partners to help Brooklyn residents identify and avoid predatory scams, abusive lending practices, and other threats to homeownership.  

In partnership with the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) and Brooklyn Law School, the Homeowner Representation Project also provides representation for the day to homeowners in Department of Buildings matters. 

Additional Resources:

What is Deed Fraud?

COVID-19 Homeowner & Renter Resources

HomeownerHelpNY.org: The Office of the Attorney General’s new website for homeowners with resources on how to avoid foreclosure rescue scams and promote the HOPP network of services to homeowners in need.