Foreclosure task force set up in Mt. Vernon

The city of Mount Vernon has developed a new task force designed to fight the rampant foreclosure rate in their community by helping people to remain in their own homes.

Mayor Clinton young says Mount Vernon has the highest foreclosure rate in Westchester County, with empty homes in all corners of the city.

Veronica Raphael, a foreclosure prevention expert, says the new task force can help current homeowners get loan modifications to prevent foreclosure before it happens.

The new task force will also look into instances of predatory lending and ensure that homes that have already been foreclosed don't stay empty for too long.

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