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Carri�n Attends Long Island Housing Partnership's 23rd Annual Luncheon

(From left to right) Diana Weir, Executive Vice President of LIHP; RA Adolfo Carrión Congressman Steve Israel; and, Kevin Law, Chairman of the Board, LIHP

HUD Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrión attended the Long Island Housing Partnership's (LIHP) 23rd Annual Luncheon held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, Long Island. Adolfo joined Congressman Steve Israel in discussing the federal government's efforts to promote homeownership as well as helping troubled homeowners remain in their homes.

Over the last 23 years, Long Island Housing Partnership has assisted thousands of Long Islanders through housing and financial counseling. It is the Island's leading not-for-profit affordable housing organization, and was formed out of the need for employers to keep working families on Long Island. LIHP also has numerous community-based programs as well as programs that assist the homeless. It also administers HUD's Section 8 voucher and weatherization programs.

Of the many tools that have been used to respond to the housing crisis, one of the most effective has been HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), which was used to rehab and restore vacant and abandoned homes in neighborhoods severely impacted by foreclosures. Unfortunately, both Nassau and Suffolk counties have some of the state's highest foreclosure rates. Ninety-five million dollars was provided to New York State in 2009 under the NSP Program, of which LIHP received $10.4 million. It used these monies to acquire 54 homes and rehabilitate 45 foreclosed homes in areas hardest hit by foreclosure on Long Island. So far, LIHP has sold 13 of these homes to first time homebuyers. Congratulations!


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