Tax Lien Sale Bill Asks for Reform Taskforce

Electeds, like Councilmember Antonio Reynoso (D-Bushwick, Ridgewood, and Williamsburg), Councilmember Carlos Menchaca (D-Sunset Park, Red Hook, Greenwood Heights, and portions of Borough Park, Dyker Heights and Windsor Terrace), Councilmember Brad Lander (D-Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington), joined Councilmember Adrienne Adams (D-Queens), who sponsored the bill, and are planning to replace the tax lien sale with what they hope is a more equitable city debt collection system for communities.

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Spectator at the Abolish the Tax Lien Sale march in East New York on Nov. 16, 2020. Photo By Ariama C. Long. City council has moved to pass legislation that may end the city’s tax lien sale. Neighborhood groups in East New York led the collective petition against it, […]


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