As previously reported, Syracuse Mayor Matthew Driscoll is asking HUD to stop foreclosure auctions on seven properties in his area. Now, Senator Clinton has sent a letter of support, urging HUD to comply with the mayor’s request. Central New York News reports:
“Clinton wrote a letter to HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson, asking that he consider Driscoll’s request.
“I am hopeful that HUD will work with Mayor Driscoll and make the approval of this sale contingent upon the new owners’ commitment to long term affordability. I urge you to take the necessary steps to ensure that this housing complex provides the safe, decent, and affordable home every working family in America needs and deserves,” the senator wrote.”
If HUD does decide to end the auction, the local government hopes to assist in the selection of the new owner. A HUD representative says that they are currently considering the request and will decide prior to the March 26th auction date.
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