New York Senior Housing Resources

New York is an expensive place to live. Many seniors, especially those on a fixed income, find themselves paying high everyday expenses, big medical bills, and debt payments. However, many of these seniors have significant home equity that could be used to help pay for some of these costs, or to provide an emergency fund should any trouble arise.

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Enter the reverse mortgage. This financial product has received mixed coverage over the years, but in the right situation it can make a lot of sense to tap into the equity in your home. The HECM program (short for home equity conversion mortgage) provides a great way to do this. As long as you do your research beforehand, you will likely be just fine. Best of all, the FHA requires that all seniors receive counseling before taking out this loan, making it even more likely that you will make a solid decision. The HECM loan dominates the market in NY and across the country. This program is backed by the Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, a government agency. There are a handful of proprietary products, generally for seniors with very valuable homes, but as a rule of thumb you are probably looking for a HECM, even in expensive New York City and New York state.

This page covers important NY housing resources, including:

  1. Relevant reverse mortgage statistics
  2. Housing counselors
  3. Other important information

Top Reverse Mortgage Lenders in New York

We’ve put together a list of the top New York Reverse Mortgage Lenders by total loans originated. Since many of the large banks exited the industry in 2012, we’ve put together an all time list and a list of the top lenders since 2012.

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All Time:

Lender Loans Total Principal Limit
WELLS FARGO 5688 1870534675
M AND T BANK 4397 667928277
EVERBANK REVERSE MORTGAGE LLC 4217 1103674263
FINANCIAL FREEDOM SENIOR FUNDING CORP 2812 799439866
METLIFE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 1912 718719730
AMERICAN ADVISORS GROUP 1814 571327899
WORLD ALLIANCE FINANCIAL CORP. 1534 523538331
BANK OF AMERICA 1264 484293420
NATIONWIDE EQUITIES CORPORATION 1247 542818625
ONE REVERSE MORTGAGE LLC 1218 339761396
COMMUNITY HOME EQU CONV CORP 1086 128916782
AGENCY FOR CONSUMER EQUITY MORTGAGE INC 1035 325548984
UNITED NORTHERN MORTGAGE BANKERS LTD 988 391007335
UPSTATE CAPITAL INC 860 186661762
FAST TRACK FUNDING CORP 670 218529214
AMERIFIRST MORTGAGE CORP 643 73472879
FRANKLIN FIRST FINANCIAL LTD 636 259294285
HOME MORTGAGEE CORP 551 74442143
LIBERTY HOME EQUITY SOLUTIONS INC 541 182599900
GUARDIAN FIRST FUNDING GROUP LLC 513 168230880

Since 2012:

Lender Loans Total Principal Limit
AMERICAN ADVISORS GROUP 1448 467437949
M AND T BANK 930 166569400
ONE REVERSE MORTGAGE LLC 914 264215796
NATIONWIDE EQUITIES CORPORATION 752 337665655
LIBERTY HOME EQUITY SOLUTIONS INC 506 169327700
UNITED NORTHERN MORTGAGE BANKERS LTD 417 167150140
ADVISORS MORTGAGE GROUP LLC 362 166724450
PERRI FUNDING CORP. 353 165848650
FRANKLIN FIRST FINANCIAL LTD 294 128343950
VANGUARD FUNDING LLC 280 128690500

NY Reverse Mortgage Rates

It can be difficult to find and compare interest rates on HECM loans. To help, we’ve compiled data on all of the loans reported by HUD each month since January 2014. We’ve then taken the average interest rate on both the fixed and adjustable versions of the reverse mortgage loan. This should give you a ballpark idea of what to look for when comparison shopping.

Date Fixed Rate Adjustable Rate
01/01/2015 4.86% 2.84%
02/01/2015 4.99% 2.96%
03/01/2015 4.99% 2.96%
04/01/2015 4.91% 3.07%
05/01/2015 5.03% 3.11%
06/01/2015 5.00% 3.11%
07/01/2015 4.97% 3.19%
08/01/2015 5.04% 3.19%
09/01/2015 4.86% 3.15%
10/01/2015 4.99% 3.26%
11/01/2015 4.93% 3.29%
12/01/2015 5.00% 3.41%
01/01/2016 5.03% 3.49%
02/01/2016 4.88% 3.72%
03/01/2016 5.00% 3.84%
04/01/2016 5.00% 3.94%
05/01/2016 4.87% 4.00%
06/01/2016 4.97% 4.02%
07/01/2016 5.01% 4.16%
08/01/2016 4.94% 4.21%
09/01/2016 4.98% 4.45%
10/01/2016 5.03% 4.59%
11/01/2016 4.94% 4.55%
12/01/2016 4.80% 4.73%
01/01/2017 4.99% 4.68%
02/01/2017 4.97% 4.66%
03/01/2017 4.93% 4.59%
04/01/2017 5.01% 4.59%
05/01/2017 4.89% 4.45%

NY Cities with the Most Reverse Mortgages

Rank City Zip Total
1 BROOKLYN 11209 5266
2 STATEN ISLAND 10314 1923
3 BRONX 10471 1660
4 JAMAICA 11433 1477
5 ROCHESTER 14610 919
6 YONKERS 10707 534
7 BUFFALO 14222 504
8 SYRACUSE 13203 452
9 FLUSHING 11357 430
10 SAINT ALBANS 11412 424
11 QUEENS VILLAGE 11428 422
12 WHITE PLAINS 10605 360
13 MASSAPEQUA 11758 357
14 VALLEY STREAM 11581 322
15 CAMBRIA HEIGHTS 11411 315
16 LINDENHURST 11757 314
17 LEVITTOWN 11756 308
18 HEMPSTEAD 11550 305
19 WESTBURY 11590 303
20 MOUNT VERNON 10552 291
21 BAY SHORE 11706 282
22 NEW ROCHELLE 10804 273
23 SOUTH OZONE PARK 11420 270
24 FREEPORT 11520 270
25 HUNTINGTON 11743 268
26 SCHENECTADY 12303 268
27 POUGHKEEPSIE 12603 267
28 ALBANY 12203 267
29 NEW HYDE PARK 11040 254
30 HICKSVILLE 11801 247

HUD Housing Counselors in New York

ALBANY COUNTY RURAL HOUSING ALLIANCE, INC.
Agency ID: 80029
24 MARTIN RD
VOORHEESVILLE, NY 12186-4814
(518) 765-2425 | http://www.acrha.org

AMERICAN DEBT RESOURCES
Agency ID: 84525
248C LARKFIELD ROAD
EAST NORTHPORT, NY 11731-2443
(631) 912-9542 ext 110 | http://www.americandebtresources.com

BELMONT HOUSING RESOURCES FOR WNY, INCORPORATED
Agency ID: 81769
1195 MAIN ST
BUFFALO, NY 14209-2101
(716) 884-7791 | http://www.belmonthousingwny.org/

CCCS OF BUFFALO, INC.
Agency ID: 82242
40 GARDENVILLE PKWY STE 300
BUFFALO, NY 14224-1387
(716) 712-2060 | http://www.consumercreditbuffalo.org

CCCS OF ROCHESTER, INC.
Agency ID: 84625
1000 UNIVERSITY AVE SUITE 900
ROCHESTER, NY 14607-1286
(585) 546-3440 | http://www.rethinkingdebt.org

CLEARPOINT CREDIT COUNSELING SOLUTIONS – SYRACUSE BRANCH
Agency ID: 80700
5794 WIDEWATERS PKWY 2ND FLOO
SYRACUSE, NY 13214-1845
(315) 474-6026 | http://www.clearpointccs.org

COMMUNITY ACTION IN SELF HELP, INCORPORATED
Agency ID: 80378
48 WATER ST
LYONS, NY 14489-1244
(315) 946-6992 | http://www.cashinc.org

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF LONG ISLAND
Agency ID: 81232
2100 MIDDLE COUNTRY RD
CENTEREACH, NY 11720-3577
(631) 471-1215 | http://www.cdcli.org

GREENPATH DEBT SOLUTIONS
Agency ID: 84997
175 REMSEN ST SUITE 1102
BROOKLYN, NY 11201-4333
(888) 860-4167 | http://www.greenpath.com

GREENPATH DEBT SOLUTIONS
Agency ID: 83229
1 BARKER AVE SUITE 420
WHITE PLAINS, NY 10601-1517
(888) 860-4167 | http://www.greenpath.com

GREENPATH, INC.
Agency ID: 83234
1300 VETERANS MEMORIAL HWY SUITE 330
HAUPPAUGE, NY 11788-3076
(888) 860-4167 | http://www.greenpath.com

HOME HEADQUARTERS, INC.
Agency ID: 80903
990 JAMES ST
SYRACUSE, NY 13203-2879
(315) 474-1939 | http://site.notavailable.org

HUDSON RIVER HOUSING
Agency ID: 83637
291MILL STREET
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601-3147
(845) 454-9288 | http://hudsonriverhousing.org

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES OF WESTCHESTER, INC.
Agency ID: 83966
28 ADEE ST
PORT CHESTER, NY 10573-4339
(914) 939-2005 | http://www.hdsw.org/

MARGERT COMMUNITY CORPORATION
Agency ID: 80445
325 BEACH 37TH STREET
FAR ROCKAWAY, NY 11691-1510
(718) 471-3724 | http://www.margert.org

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF NEW YORK CITY (NHS OF NYC)
Agency ID: 80499
307 WEST 36TH ST. 12 FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10018-6495
(212) 519-2500 | http://www.nhsnyc.org

ORANGE COUNTY RURAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY CORP
Agency ID: 80479
2 NORTHERN AVE
WALDEN, NY 12586-1056
(845) 713-4568 | http://www.ocrdac.org

PUTNAM COUNTY HOUSING CORPORATION
Agency ID: 80723
11 SEMINARY HILL RD
CARMEL, NY 10512-1801
(845) 225-8493 | http://Putnamhousing.com

RURAL ULSTER PRESERVATION COMPANY
Agency ID: 80003
289 FAIR ST
KINGSTON, NY 12401-3843
(845) 331-9860 | http://www.rupco.org

THE HOUSING COUNCIL AT PATHSTONE, INC.
Agency ID: 80377
75 COLLEGE AVENUE, SUITE 412
ROCHESTER, NY 14607-1009
(585) 546-3700 ext 302 | http://www.thehousingcouncil.org

UNHS NEIGHBORWORKS HOMEOWNERSHIP CENTER
Agency ID: 82310
1611 GENESEE ST
UTICA, NY 13501-4731
(315) 724-4197 | http://www.unhs.org

WESTCHESTER RESIDENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES, INCORPORATED
Agency ID: 80437
470 MAMARONECK AVE STE 410
WHITE PLAINS, NY 10605-1839
(914) 428-4507 | http://www.wroinc.org

More Resources

USDA Rural Development, New York Office
New York Attorney General
New York Department of Financial Services