Attorney General James Announces Funds To Combat Zombie Homes And Revitalize Neighborhoods

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 07/10/2019 - 16:18

More than 45 Municipalities throughout New York to Receive $9 Million in Grants to Reduce the Number of Abandoned Properties

UTICA – New York State Attorney General Letitia James today announced the recipients of $9 million in grants to address the growing statewide issue of “zombie homes” – vacant or abandoned homes that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure proceeding. The funding from “Zombies 2.0” will provide 48 municipalities with the resources needed to address housing vacancy and blight. The grants will provide funds to municipalities to increase housing code enforcement, track and monitor vacant properties, and bolster legal enforcement capacity to ensure banks and mortgage companies comply with local and state law.