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Letter: Banks should care for zombie homes

An abandoned house in Brentwood on Dec. 18,

An abandoned house in Brentwood on Dec. 18, 2014. Photo Credit: Chuck Fadely

Regarding zombie homes, the State Legislature should pass a law to mandate that mortgagors -- banks -- maintain the homes once their mortgages go into foreclosure ["New approach to foreclosed homes," Letters, May 28]. Big or small, all banks must do what has to be done to prevent zombie homes from depreciating the property values of their neighbors. Newsday should publish a list of banks that refuse to do this, so we may know where to do our banking.

John Dornheim, Northport