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Ex-Greenburgh Official in Danger of Losing Home

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – A former Greenburgh councilwoman is in danger of losing her Habitat for Humanity home after not making payments on the building in over year, according to court documents.

Sonja Brown, 44, must pay back more than $46,000 on her 77 Riverdale Ave. home or risk losing it.

The white house, notorious for a 1996 drug raid that turned up 51 vials of crack cocaine and resulted in 16 arrests, was Habitat for Humanity’s first renovation project in Greenburgh.

Brown moved into the home in November of 2000 with her two daughters after volunteering more than 500 hours of labor to the not-for-profit group. Now, Habitat charges that Brown has failed to make her monthly mortgage payment of $354.65, according to documents filed by the not-for-profit group in state Supreme Court earlier this month.

The community activist stepped down from the town board in December after serving a four-year term. Brown is the director and founder of Westchester RISE Inc., a group that says it “is dedicated to linking people with health and human services.”

Neither Brown nor Habitat for Humanity officials were immediately available for comment.

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