Erie County sends Buffalo homeowner ‘Zombies Initiative’ letter in error, leads to worries

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A homeowner nightmare has left one woman worried about losing her home, over what appeared to be some sort of mistake.

The Buffalo resident reached out to 7 Eyewitness News looking for help after she tried resolving a questionable letter but was unable to reach personnel.

Wiltena Arnold said she received a letter from the Erie County Zombie Property Task Force. The letter claims her home is vacant, and proof needed to be provided that it was not.

Arnold has lived in her Buffalo home on Connelly Avenue, since 2018. She has actually owned the home, since 2006.

However, to her surprise, the retiree received a “Zombies Initiative” letter from the Erie County Clerk’s Office stating her beloved home had possibly been vacant, in 2020.

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