Friday, April 15, 2011

Cuomo 'Stops Payment' On Funds For NYS Foreclosure Prevention Service Program

In Albany, New York, The Albany Business Review reports:
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s veto of $1.5 million to pay for foreclosure prevention services in New York shocked housing advocates who say the program is vital to help struggling homeowners. Cuomo’s veto means the Foreclosure Prevention Services Program will shut down at the end of this year, the advocates said.


  • Housing advocates had hoped for $15 million in the state budget to continue the program, but were only able to get $1.5 million set aside by Democrats who control the Assembly. Cuomo vetoed the funding. Cuomo wrote: "This item passed by the Legislature, to which I object and do not approve, is a new appropriation, but is improperly characterized as a reappropriation. Accordingly, this item is disapproved."

For the story, see Cuomo vetoes pay for foreclosure prevention services.

In a related story, see New York Law Journal: New York Legal Aid Groups Brace for Life After Cuts in LSC Funds.

Thanks to Bill Collins of Frontier Abstract, Rochester, NY For the heads-up on the story.