The New York Times Subprime Neediest Cases Program

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The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund has implemented a special initiative for victims of the subprime mortgage crisis - The Subprime Neediest Cases Program. The program is designed to provide financial assistance to affected families and individuals in the tri-state area, helping them secure stable and affordable housing. Eligible families who are losing their homes as a result of predatory practices can receive up to $10,000 in financial support for relocation or home retention. Basic eligibility criteria for assistance include the following:

  • Applicants include modest and low-income families and individuals who are losing their homes as a result of subprime mortgage issues, including renters leasing apartments in multi-family houses that are in foreclosure.
  • Individuals/families must have income to sustain the financial obligations of the current or new dwelling.
  • All applicants are screened by partner agencies with expertise in subprime lending.

Assistance Includes:

  • Mortgage arrears
  • Down payments for loan modifications
  • Utility arrears relating to subprime mortgages
  • Relocation costs including:
    • First month’s rent
    • Security deposit
    • Broker fee
    • Moving/storage costs

Please click on the link below to see our flyer which includes a list of our partnering agencies and foreclosure prevention organizations in New York City.