A City Council bill to be discussed at a Wednesday hearing would renew the city’s controversial tax lien sales program for another four years — with pandemic protections to shield some homeowners from foreclosure for unpaid taxes.
But not everyone currently in danger of losing their home would get help.
Councilmember Adrienne Adams (D-Queens) is the prime sponsor of the renewal measure, set to be introduced in the finance committee at the request of Mayor Bill de Blasio. She was among the elected officials who prevailed on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to postpone the sale of property owners’ debts to investors during the pandemic.
Peter Senzamici/THE CITY Protesters in East New York call for ending lien sales ahead of City Council vote on the issue, Nov. 14, 2020. A City Council bill to be discussed at a Wednesday hearing would renew the city’s controversial tax lien sales program for another four years — […]
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