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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing

Mission: Long island housing partnership, inc. Was created to address the need for and to provide affordable housing opportunities on long island for those who are unable to afford homes, through development, technical assistance, mortgage counseling, homebuyer and fair housing education and lending programs. Prospective homebuyers who meet maximum annual income restrictions and qualify for private mortgage financing are selected by lottery or computerized random number generating systems, and then on a first come first serve basis, if additional applicants can be accomodated. Technical assistance is provided to private developers, municipalities and other not-for-profits who are providing affordable housing on long island.

Programs: Long island housing partnership, inc. Has mortgage counseling contracts to counsel first time homebuyers in obtaining mortgages, as well as, families and individuals in default on their mortgages and facing foreclosure on their homes. There were 644 clients counseled for mortgages in 2014, of which 147 resulted in actual mortgage commitments. There were an additional 342 clients counseled for default/foreclosure prevention in 2014.

long island housing partnership, inc. (lihp) has various technical assistance contracts which include, but are not limited to the following, all of which relate to affordable homeownership housing consulting, advising on program and funding requirements, coordination of marketing, prescreening of homebuyers or renters, acting as liaison between real estate developers and municipalities regarding affordable housing. It could also include providing assistance with municipal affordable housing costs establishing affordable housing trust funds, assistance to not-for-profits through the development process, grant writing for public subsidy, monitoring the development process, assisting with the contract and closing process, and monitoring the homeowners after closing. In 2014, under a (continued in schedule o) technical assistance contract with its affilate, community development and disaster relief corporation, lihp also promoted and administered a disaster relief program, providing critically-needed assistance to owners of storm-damaged homes on long island. There were 352 units covered by all technical assistance contracts in 2014.

long island housing partnership, inc provided critically needed assistance to homeowners negatively affected by superstorm sandy. Through generous funding from a variety of contributors, long island housing partnership contracted to replace boilers and/or hot water heaters and washers and dryers for 114 storm-damaged homes in 2014.

other program services include employer assisted housing, help, and various services related to new and existing development projects.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in a bad place financially and personally and on a whim, applied for a lottery program with the town of Southampton. Sadly so many people applied and my ranking number was not good. I spoke with Jordan who explained to me the process.I so much appreciate the reality of this program from her. The numbers just didn’t add up to me as a possibility and I needed confirmation.I did need to make a decision on my housing situation very soon, so knowing if there was any opportunity here was very important. She wasn't responsible for relaying these details and without any additional information on the website, I would have kept this as a potential moving forward and waited around for months. Instead, she informed me of my other options and walked me through the process of them down to every detail. I will now be applying to two new programs that will be opening up with her guidance and have some hope for my future. Thank you again jordan and LIHP!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

At LIHP go see Carrie Roman she is by far one of the most caring and understanding woman I have ever met. She made one of the most stressful and scary times in out lives so much easier. She is so very smart and know what she is doing. There aren't enough words to thank her enough.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took part in the LIHP program for first time home buyers and was very happy with the results. Although it was a lot of work on their part as well as mine, the outcome is well worth it. I closed on my property back in September 2017. The financial support made a great impact on my living arrangements today. Thanks to Marie P,, Jessica R., at LIHP and Murtha Construction for all your hard work!
Linda J.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I loved Michelle Abreu she was extremely informative and enjoyable to work with. If you have an appointment be sure to ask for her.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The employees at Long Island Housing Partnership are great! They have been very helpful thus far through my first home buying experience. It is a very nerve wracking and stressful process and they've eased a lot of that for me. I met with Michelle to work on budgeting and she was great!

Client Served

Rating: 1

8/15/15
In 2013, I applied and informed that I was eligible for a 30,000.00 grant for a down payment for a foreclosed home through the Long Island Housing Partnership, pending mortgage counseling. My husband and I were very excited since I recently lost my job and he was not working fully. After more than an hour of humiliating mortgage counseling our excitement turned to grief when we were told that we were not approved simply because we had one late payment and because I hadn’t been working at my current job long enough. We were told to come back in 6 months. In 2014 we again endured grueling mortgage counseling with the same mortgage counselor provided by LIHP who again told us we were not approved and told us to come back in 6 months. As time went on I began to question the staff at LIHP, inquiring why we were not approved. We were then told that we had been approved. My husband and I were very confused about this since we were told twice to come back. Although we did receive a letter stating that we were “eligible,” both times it indicated that we would need mortgage counseling. I requested not to have the same mortgage counselor and was informed that the mortgage counseling was not required.
I was upset about the amount of time that was wasted but was motivated to find a new home for our 3 small children since the one we are currently renting recently foreclosed. I was told to once again update my file. I found a foreclosed home and everything looked good, when the LIHP contacted me and told me I am no longer qualified because I make too much. It left our family devastated. We don’t feel that I make too much while recovering from job loss that left our family up to our necks in debt and no savings whatsoever.
The LIHP cheated us out of a 30,000.00 opportunity for my family to own a home. The staff that runs the program was incompetent and unorganized because they did not follow up with my family to see how our search was going. They did not give us the option of applying for a home on our own. They simple lead us to believe that we did not qualify, when that simply was not true. Had we known we qualified for this program we would have found a home two years ago in 2013. I tried to explain this to LIHP however I was just met with coldness and indifference. I feel betrayed and cheated, once again while the privilege continues like nothing happened.

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