With only days to go to an application deadline, the City of Buffalo is putting on a full-court press to get tenants and homeowners to apply for federal grants to keep them from being evicted or being foreclosed on.
One of the earliest lawsuits against a mortgage industry company for its handling of a zombie home looms for a Town of Boston property. Town Supervisor Jason Keding said the town is close to going to court against a mortgage servicer because the home is not being kept up.
So far this year, nearly 500 foreclosure applications have been filed in Erie County. That is why County Clerk Mickey Kearns has been pushing so hard for his program to tell people they do not have to move out and to help local governments deal with the notoriously complicated foreclosure process.
For many people, these remain hard times and they can potentially lose their homes or need bankruptcy for a financial life line. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Keisha Williams is talks about what legal help is out there.
There are 50,000 people still in their homes, not out on foreclosure, because of state help. That's according to state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who spoke on the issue during a news conference Wednesday in Jamestown.
While talk of the housing crisis has subsided recently, thousands of Western New Yorkers are still at risk of foreclosure. The state's Attorney General wants residents to know help is available through a new program.