BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Patricia Brown seemed to be living in a bad dream that she couldn’t wake up from. The North Buffalo widow’s house on Edge Park Avenue had been sold at a city foreclosure auction to pay the back property taxes.
With help from family members, Brown paid her bills, even those from City Hall, “Every time a bill came I would pay it, and I’ve done that for my whole life,” said Brown, “There is never anything that I would not pay, because you are supposed to.”
But Brown’s daughter Debra Nasca obtained records showing the property tax bills, and the subsequent foreclosure notices were sent to Pat’s previous address, not the address on Edge Park Avenue, “Losing her house would have been devastating–she would have died.”
Faced with losing her mom’s home that the city auctioned off for less than half of what the property is worth, Nasca contacted Call 4 Action, and then hired Buffalo attorney Jeff Bochiechio to stop the sale from going through.
Bochiechio obtained a court order reversing the sale of Pat Brown’s home, ending the nightmare for Brown and her family.
“This is a permanent order of the court–of the county court, rescinding the sale completely, and returning the house back to Mrs. Brown.”