‘Zombie’ Home Crisis Focus Of New Task Force

MASTIC BEACH, NY — As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the number of abandoned and foreclosed homes in Suffolk County continues to rise.

With an eye toward addressing an issue that has created significant blight and quality-of-life concerns in communities, the Suffolk County legislature, on Monday, approved a measure sponsored by Legislator Rudy Sunderman to create a task force convened to address the “zombie home” crisis, he said in a release.

“We have a widespread problem with vacant and foreclosed homes throughout Suffolk County,” Sunderman said. “Since taking office, I have worked hard within my own community to combat vacant homes through programs such as the Suffolk County Landbank Corporation, but more needs to be done.”

Over the past 15 years, the number of zombie homes in Suffolk County has increased due to the financial crisis of 2008 and Hurricanes Irene and Sandy in 2011 and 2012, he said.

“Zombie” properties

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Suffolk Legislature OKs creation of task force to tackle county’s zombie home crisis

The Suffolk County Legislature has approved the creation of a task force to combat the problem of blighted homes known as “zombie houses.”

The group will examine the problem of zombie homes — defined as houses in disrepair that have been abandoned and are in foreclosure — and develop strategies to reduce the number of these properties, promote homeownership and increase community revitalization.

“This was something that was important to my community when I first came in, and now with COVID and future concerns I think we have to get to the bottom of this as soon as possible,” said Legis. Rudy Sunderman (R-Shirley), who sponsored the bill, which was approved 17-0 Monday by the Legislature.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions, a California-based real estate information company, New York leads the country in zombie homes as of October, with 2,131, more than double that of the next closest state of

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In the hierarchy of human needs housing stands at third position after satisfying the needs of healthy food and suitable clothing, because house is the place where a person relaxes according to his desires without any restrictions. Therefore, when it comes to construction of the personal house a person doesn’t leave any stone unturned in furnishing his house with all necessary contemporary accessories.

But, what about the persons who are compelled to live in a rented house, how these people can furnish their houses to enjoy the complete relaxation at their home after having working schedule at their workplace? Because these people have to literally rely on the facilities offered by their landlord and they cannot make any type of change in their place and are bound to adjust with the limited facilities.

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