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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2008 Archives > October 2008 > Mayor Brown Extends In Rem Assistance Effort

Mayor Brown Extends In Rem Assistance Effort

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Office of the Mayor
Peter K. Cutler
Director of Communications
716-851-5841

Help for Homeowners at Risk Extended An Additional Day

 

Mayor Brown today announced that the ongoing City Court Order Program, which offers extended payment plans for city homeowners to stop foreclosure, will be extended to tomorrow, Friday, October 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Conducted jointly by the Departments of Law and Assessment and Taxation, the Court Order Program has taken place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week at the Erie County Courthouse, 25 Delaware Avenue and will continue tomorrow at the same location.

“We know these are difficult times and help is available for property owners experiencing financial hardship; we want to help homeowners in every way possible to meet their obligations and retain their homes,” said Mayor Byron W. Brown. “We are committed to helping city homeowners avoid foreclosure and develop payment plans for anyone who cannot pay the full amount owed. I want to thank Administrative Judge Sharon Townsend and Erie County Judge Michael Pietruszka for supporting the extension of these important services to our residents ”

For further information, please contact the Department of Assessment and Taxation at 851-5733, the User Fee Office at 851-5966 or American Water Services at 847-1065 to inquire about a payment plan. 

Low-income taxpayers who require legal assistance, but cannot afford an attorney, may contact the following agencies:

 

LEGAL AID BUREAU OF BUFFALO

237 Main Street (corner Main & Seneca), Room 1602

Telephone:  853-9555 – Ext. 453

 

LEGAL SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY,

DISABLED OR DISADVANTAGED OF WESTERN NY

Room 821 Ellicott Square Building, 295 Main Street

Telephone: 853-3087

 

VOLUNTEER LAWYERS PROJECT

237 Main Street (corner Main & Seneca), Room 1000

Telephone: 847-0662

 

ERIE COUNTY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE HOUSING OFFICE

LOW INTEREST LOAN – IT’S A ONE-TIME DEAL

Rath County Office Building, 95 Franklin Street, 1st Floor

For Information call 858-6265

 

 

The City of Buffalo In Rem 42 Foreclosure Sale is scheduled to take place on October 20, 21, and 22, 2008 at the Buffalo Convention Center. The In Rem 42 Foreclosure Sale List is posted on the City of Buffalo’s website at www.city-buffalo.com.  It is also available for a $5.00 fee at the Department of Assessment & Taxation.