Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is urging borough property owners who may have unpaid property taxes, water, sewer or other charges to take advantage of an upcoming tax lien assistance session hosted by the Department of Finance. The event is co-sponsored by his office and the City’s Department of Environmental Protection.
Property owners whose names appear on the Department of Finance’s 90 Day Notice of Lien Sale list may attend the assistance session, to be held on Monday, April 23, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will take place at the City Department of Finance’s Business Assistance Center, located at 3030 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY, 10455.
Representatives from the City’s Departments of Finance, Environmental Protection and Housing Preservation will be on hand to offer property owners assistance at the information session. Borough President Diaz will also record a robocall to effected property owners, alerting them to the upcoming session and how they can get assistance.
In addition, eligible seniors, veterans or individuals with a disability may be able to be removed from the lien sale. For more information on the event or the lien sale, Bronxites are urged to contact Borough President Diaz’s office at (718) 590-7093.
“My office wants to make sure that as many Bronxites as possible are able to take advantage of the City’s assistance before their liens are sold and this help is no longer available. Those Bronxites who may be part of this lien sale should take advantage of these opportunities to get help, before it is too late,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
In the Bronx, a total of 2,727 properties are included in the lien sale. By Bronx Community Board, the liens break down as follows:
Community Board #1—179 Community Board #2—160
Community Board #3—226 Community Board #4—176
Community Board #5—185 Community Board #6—193
Community Board #7—144 Community Board #8—85
Community Board #9—344 Community Board #10—215
Community Board #11—228 Community Board #12—569