Help is available for homeowners who are having trouble making mortgage payments, have fallen behind on payments, or are in default foreclosure.
Founded in the 1600s, the Town of Hempstead, the oldest English settlement in Nassau County, has evolved into the largest township in the United States, larger than six states.
The Code of the Town of Hempstead (Chapter 85-2) defines a mother-daughter residence as "A one-family home or residence constructed or altered to include a second kitchen for the sole use of the children or parents of the fee resident owner of said one-family home or residence."
Online Permit Center
Hempstead Town recently launched a new web portal to enhance Building Department services, which allows residents to easily conduct online transactions related to building permits, licenses and property inspections.
Rental Property Registration & Renewal
The Town Board has determined that there exist in the Town of Hempstead serious conditions arising from the rental of dwelling units that are substandard or in violation of the Town Code, New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, and Building Zone Ordinance, that tends to overburden municipal services and to promote or encourage deterioration of the housing stock of the Town.
Vacant Property Registry
In May 2016, the town passed a "zombie" homes law that requires banks that foreclose on houses to remit a $25,000 security payment to the town to ensure the maintenance of the property.