Insurers, Servicers, Community Housing Groups Come Together to Aid Hurricane Sandy Victims

by devteam December 18th, 2012 | Share

Homeowners affected by the Octoberrnhurricane that clobbered the northeast got some face-to-face help fromrnrepresentatives of mortgage servicers and insurance companies at an event heldrnon Saturday on Westbury, New York.   Non-profit housing counseling organizations,rnrepresentatives of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FEMA were also at the event.</p

Accordingrnto HOPE NOW, an event sponsor, over 300 victims of Hurricane Sandy attended.  Other sponsors were New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman,rnNeighborWorks® America, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Long Island HousingrnPartnership and Community Development Corporation of Long Island. </p

Nine of the largest mortgagernservicing companies sent representatives to the event including the Ocwen, PNC,rnAnd Citi Mortgage and large insurers included Travelers, Nationwide, LibertyrnMutual and the New York Property Insurance Underwriting Association.  Local, HUD-approved, non-profit housingrncounseling agencies who attended, included American Debt Resources, Long IslandrnHousing Services and Nassau County Office of Housing and Community Development.</p

Faith Schwartz, Executive Directorrnof HOPE NOW said, “Many organizations came together, in a very shortrnamount of time, to make this event happen. From planning to execution, thisrnevent was a complete success and a testament to the commitment of the industry,rnnon-profits and government agencies to work together for the benefit ofrnstruggling homeowners. HOPE NOW is grateful to all who donated time, fundingrnand resources to spend nine hours on a Saturday, for the sole purpose ofrnassisting those in need.” 

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Steven A Feinberg (@CPAsteve) of Appletree Business Services LLC, is a PASBA member accountant located in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

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