Assemblywoman Solages Hosts Foreclosure Workshops to Educate Homeowners on the Foreclosure Process

Valley Stream, New York – Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont) will host two free workshops open to the general public to assist homeowners in understanding their rights in a foreclosure proceeding. The foreclosure workshops will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Elmont Memorial Library located at 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, New York. The second foreclosure workshop will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the district office of Assemblywoman Solages, located at 1690 Central Court, Valley Stream, New York.

The workshops are being held in response to the increasing number of foreclosure filings in the New York State Unified Court System. According to the New York Law Journal1, 1 by early October 2013 the number of foreclosure actions pending in New York State topped more than 84,000 cases. In Nassau County alone, more than 3,000 new foreclosure actions were filed with the Court between January 2013 and October 2013. Assemblywoman Solages recognizes the urgency and the need to provide pertinent information to homeowners who currently face or will inevitably face the foreclosure process. The goals of the two workshops are to provide an overview of the foreclosure process, debunk the myths associated with the foreclosure process and provide vital information to ensure homeowner’s rights are protected.

“Homeownership is a part of the American dream,” said Assemblywoman Solages. “Many homeowners invest their life savings into the purchase of their home and deserve to have the security of knowing that their investment is protected. Unfortunately, the impact of the foreclosure filings has greatly affected Nassau County. That is why I am facilitating a forum that will ensure that those subjected to foreclosure have the opportunity to be heard in court and ensure their rights are fully protected. That protection can only come with full knowledge and understanding of the foreclosure process. Many of us have experienced or know someone who has faced home foreclosure. I understand how confusing and frightening this process can be, that is why I am hosting two free foreclosure workshops that will incorporate a detailed outline of the foreclosure process to help homeowners understand their rights.”

As Nassau County continues to experience a rise in homeowners defaulting on their mortgages, Assemblywoman Solages believes it is imperative to provide homeowners with the essential resources to preserve their rights in a foreclosure action. The office of Assemblywoman Solages, encourages all homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments and those who may already be in the foreclosure process to attend either or both of the scheduled foreclosure workshops.

1. Courts Respond to Rising Foreclosures and Conferences, 11-12-2013