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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2008 Archives > September 2008 > City Of Buffalo Foreclosure Sale Update

City Of Buffalo Foreclosure Sale Update

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

Help Will be Available to Homeowners at Risk

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.

“We know these are difficult times and help is available for property owners experiencing financial hardship,” said Mayor Byron W. Brown. “The City of Buffalo can help homeowners avoid foreclosure and payment plans are available to anyone who cannot pay the full amount owed.”

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.  Court orders offering extended payment plans to stop foreclosure are also available through the City’s Court Order Program, conducted jointly by the Departments of Law and Assessment and Taxation. 

The Court Order Program will take place Tuesday, October 14, Wednesday, October 15, and Thursday, October 16, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Erie County Courthouse, 25 Delaware Avenue.

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
237 Main Street (corner of Seneca and Main)
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