Staten Island Legal Services’ Homeowner Defense Project has helped over 500 families save their homes from foreclosure.
Staten Island has been hit hard by the foreclosure crisis and is still in the process of recovery. SILS’ Homeowner Defense Project has saved more than 500 homes from foreclosure.
Our Homeowner Defense Project provides critical legal assistance to homeowners struggling to keep their homes when faced with temporary hardship or abusive bank practices. We are the largest organization in Staten Island providing free legal assistance to low and middle-income homeowners in foreclosure. Our goal is to keep families in their homes and prevent foreclosures from destabilizing Staten Island neighborhoods.
In addition to providing legal advice and representation in state and federal court, we offer assistance with court-supervised settlement conferences, loan modification negotiations, and applying for relocation assistance. We work with other New York City community groups and housing counselors to help distressed families save their homes.
Thomas Cunsolo, a SILS Homeowner Defense Project client, faced home foreclosure because of a predatory loan and unfair mortgage servicing practices. Watch the video to hear his story and how SILS helped.