The New York State Housing Finance Agency is trying to get 17 deals, totaling $150 million, to the market by the end of the year, but the credit crunch is making the task harder than usual.

"We are doing everything we can to save any of the deals that are in our pipeline and are in line to close by the end of the year," HFA president and chief financial officer Priscilla Almodovar said at the agency's monthly board meeting yesterday.

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