Times-Union: Foreclosure prevention services at stake in state budget negotiations

New Yorkers in jeopardy of losing their homes were dealt a blow on Thursday as new state budget figures were released that appear to omit a critical funding request from providers of foreclosure prevention services.

The budget season got off to a bad start for the providers in January, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's $174 billion spending plan failed to include the $20 million in funding that had in recent years been paid from a pool of money controlled by the state attorney general's office. It is set to run out on March 31.