New York Bill to Curb Abandoned Homes

06.05.14 | FL News Team

   A bill is in the works in NY that'll help rid the state of abandoned properties. These  "zombie" houses are homes that have sat vacant for years due to foreclosure.  The legislation, pushed by  New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, would curb the crime magnets by  making lenders and banks responsible for delinquent properties soon after they're abandoned, rather than at the end of a lengthy foreclosure period. In Rochester, a program called Home Rochester already does something similar by renovating foreclosed houses and selling them to first-time buyers. So far, they've resold over 640 properties.