On Friday the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released data listing how many subprime loans there were in New York state in October (broken down by zip code) and how many of those loans were in foreclosure. Bottom line? Bad news for Brooklyn, especially in the zip codes that include Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, Williamsburg, and Bushwick. As reported in the Daily News, there were foreclosure proceedings under way for 25 percent of homeowners with subprime mortgages in 11233, which covers Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights. That subprime foreclosure rate is almost four times the national average of 6.89 percent. As the chart above shows, subprime foreclosure rates were also high in other Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights codes (11212, 11213, 11216, and 11238). The data also shows that 435 homes with subprime loans in East New York were in foreclosure. Foreclosure rates on properties in the zip codes covering Williamsburg and Bushwick, meanwhile, were also high (though the total number of subprime loans in those Zips was smaller than in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights and East New York): 22 percent of homes with subprime loans in the 11221 Zip code were in foreclosure.
Brooklyn Neighborhoods Top Subprime Foreclosures in Nation [NY Daily News]
New York Fed Releases Zip Code Level Data on Nonprime Mortgages [NY Fed]
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