As the state of New York heads into the Thanksgiving Holiday, two local Senators are raising awareness of the ongoing foreclosure crisis in parts of the state by presenting housing advocates with a $120,000 check to save distressed homeowners in the 21st Senate District.
New York State Senators Kevin S. Parker and Senator Jeff D. Klein presented the Housing and Family Services of Greater New York with a check for $120,000. The funding is designed to fight foreclosures in the 21st Senate District, according to a press release from the press secretary and counsel for the Independent Democratic Conference.
The check presentation occurred in front of the home of Judith Alexander, who is a resident of the district and a homeowner in distress, who was only months away from foreclosure.
“The impact of the subprime foreclosure crisis has been disastrous for many families undermining the stability and vibrancy of our communities,” said Senator Parker. “Brooklyn was one of the hardest hit areas during the subprime lending crisis, and although the practice has slowed due to state and federal regulations, some homeowners in my district are still finding it difficult to bounce back.
The Housing and Family Services of Greater New York is committed to funneling the funding to help families facing the risk of foreclosure. The organization has already created several programs designed to help housing residences, including initiatives to renovate decrepit tenements and other benefits to help homeowners.
“For 44 years, Housing and Family Services of Greater New York has been committed to saving neighborhoods and communities one building at a time - whether a homeowner facing foreclosure or a distressed 100-unit apartment building.” added Larry Jayson, Executive Director of Housing and Family Services of Greater New York.