Foreclosure Prevention Project

FREE LEGAL HELP is available to eligible low and moderate income homeowners at risk of foreclosure:

  • If your lender has started a foreclosure court case against your
    • First mortgage
    • Second mortgage or home equity loan
    • Reverse mortgage
  • OR your county (or city) has started a tax foreclosure case against you

Attorneys at the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York are here to help you to prevent your home from going into foreclosure. We also provide FREE LEGAL SERVICES to eligible tenants and others being evicted as a result of foreclosure, and to former homeowners facing eviction after foreclosure.


Homeowners may be entitled to a settlement conference. If you have been served with a summons and complaint for a foreclosure lawsuit, or are notified about a possible settlement conference before a judge, please call the LASNNY Legal Line at 833-628-0087 right away.


These legal services are absolutely free. The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York receives funding from the NYS Attorney General Homeownership Protection Program to assist homeowners in foreclosure cases.


Homeowners are also urged to contact housing counselors, including our partners listed below:

  • Affordable Housing Partnership of the Capital Region, 518-434-1730
    Albany and Surrounding Counties
  • Albany County Rural Housing Alliance, 518-765-2425
    Albany, Columbia, Greene, Saratoga, and Schoharie Counties
  • Better Neighborhoods, Inc., 518-372-6469
    Fulton, Montgomery, and Schenectady Counties
  • Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, 518-873-6888
    Warren and Washington Counties
  • Housing Resources of Columbia County, Inc., 518-822-0707
    Columbia and Greene Counties
  • Rural Ulster Preservation Company, 845-331-9860, Ext. 220
    Ulster, Greene, Orange, and Dutchess Counties
  • Schoharie County Rural Preservation Corp., 518-234-7604
    Schoharie County
  • Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, 518-690-0020
    Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties
  • Valley Rural Housing Corporation, 518-843-7137
    Fulton and Montgomery Counties




Funded through the New York State Attorney General Homeownership Protection Program


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