As previously reported, in July 2019 New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced  $9 million in grants to address the growing statewide issue of “zombie homes” – vacant or abandoned homes that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure proceeding.

On January 15th, Attorney General James announced over $8 million in grant awards as part of the Cities for Responsible Investment and Strategic Enforcement (“Cities RISE”).

Cities will use these grants to launch innovative programs related to housing and strategic code enforcement. The program aims to innovatively address and transform blighted, vacant, or poorly maintained problem properties through the use of housing and community data from various state agencies.

To view the Attorney General’s Press Release, including comments from the recipient communities, please click here.

To view media coverage from the Yonkers Tribune, please click here.