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Halloran to Host Homeowners Forum Tonight

Attendees will be able to speak to representatives from the city's Housing and Preservation Development Department during event in Flushing.

Councilman Dan Halloran will hold a forum for northeast Queens residents on how to make owning a home easier on Thursday night in Flushing.

Halloran, R-Whitestone, said the event will be attended by representatives from city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, who will provide information on owning property.

“When there’s a problem, especially concerning your home, sometimes you need to talk to somebody face to face,” the councilman said.

Topics during the forum will include foreclosure prevention, code enforcement, property tax exemptions, building permits, lead and pest control, low-interest repair loans and free homeowner education courses.

“Along with the great opportunity of being a residential property owner comes the responsibility of caring for the property,” said Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew Wambua, who urged “anyone who is interested to take advantage of the opportunity to hear from experts” on issues pertaining to home ownership in New York City.

Homeowners Night will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Flushing’s Church on the Hill, located at 167-05 35th Ave.

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