'Stay in Your Home' campaign launched in Erie County to avoid spike in foreclosures

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 16:42:33-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The "Stay in Your Home" campaign has been launched in Erie County in an attempt to avoid a spike in foreclosures.

Created by Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and members of the Erie County Zombie Foreclosure Task Force the campaign is in response to the impending foreclosure crisis due to the financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials say the initiative will provide the following:

  • Free information and assistance to homeowners who are delinquent or in danger of falling behind in their monthly payments.
  • Assistance in negotiating with their mortgage company.
  • Advice with paperwork or help to evaluate further options while staying in their home.

“It was identified by our team that during times of hardship, scam artists are contacting homeowners by phone, internet and by mail looking for money or to allegedly offer assistance,” said Kearns. “Unfortunately, many homeowners fall prey and either move out of their home or do not make the best choice for them and their family.”

For more information you can visit or call their hotline at 716-828-8439