Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (Bohemia, NY)
Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (hereafter LIHS) is a private, not-for-profit 501 © (3) corporation with its principal place of business located at 640 Johnson Ave, Suite 8 Bohemia, and a satellite office in Hempstead, New York. LIHS is the only private fair housing agency serving Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The agency’s primary objectives are to promote racial integration and equal housing opportunity throughout Long Island; to reduce and eliminate unlawful housing discrimination; to encourage the development of low-income and affordable housing, and to educate and assist the public regarding housing rights and opportunities in the region. LIHS’ activities also include fair housing testing and advocacy, facilitating enforcement, making presentations to the public, and serving as a clearinghouse for information. Other services provided include landlord/tenant counseling, education and outreach, mortgage default counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, and pre/post home purchase counseling.
LIHS assists persons facing foreclosure renegotiate their loans and assist in communicating with lenders to create a stable fixed rate, & refinance alternative to borrowers in inappropriate mortgages who are up to 60 days delinquent on their current loans. The issue of sub-prime and predatory lending has been a major concern/crisis in mortgage industry.
LIHS does not charge clients for our services. Our volunteer Board of Directors and professional staff serve as a resource in the field of fair housing to other non-profit agencies, corporations, government, and individuals.