Multiple New York City and State agencies come together to brief homeowners as well as first-time homebuyers


Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo (District 85) along with Senator Jeff Klein (District 34) will be hosting a forum in conjunction with various State & City agencies who will educate current homeowners as well as first time homebuyers on matters of tax assessment, energy efficiency programs and foreclosure prevention. The forum will take place on February 26, 2015 at the Harding Park Community Center, located at 1820 Gildersleeve Avenue Bronx, NY 10473 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.


“We have a strong community of working class families who own their own homes, some for generations and some first-time homebuyers,” said Assemblyman Crespo. “Our goal is to keep them informed of City and State regulations that affect them and to ensure the continued vitality and growth of our neighborhoods.”


“For so many Bronx residents and countless New Yorkers across this great state homeownership is the American Dream. For more than 20 years, I have fought to ensure that dream is kept alive through critical legislation like foreclosure prevention, more property tax relief for New York City homeowners and increased oversight of predatory lenders. Through forums like this one, we are helping to better educate and inform New Yorkers, and ultimately, increase homeownership in the Bronx and beyond” said Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx, 34th District).


The Homeowners Forum will host presentations from the New York City Department of Finance in reference to calculating and appealing property tax assessments, The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) who will be offering energy efficiency program options, the Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City (NHS) presenting first-time homebuyer’s education & counseling as well as foreclosure prevention, and HPD which will be present to respond to questions regarding code enforcement.


“This is simply an effort to educate and empower the homeowner and first-time homebuyer community not only in The Bronx, but also the rest of New York City residents” said Assemblyman Crespo.

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