- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state is sending experts to Long Island to assist homeowners facing foreclosures.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday at the Baldwin Public Library.

Homeowners seeking help should bring records of mortgage payments and correspondence with their lenders to help representatives working on their cases. DFS staff can also help homeowners with information on foreclosure alternatives and federal programs.

Cuomo says the department’s “mobile command center” will be sent to more locations, but the dates and locations have yet to be announced.

Homeowners statewide can call the department’s foreclosure hotline at 1-800-342-3736.