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File #: Int 2011-2020    Version: * Name: Dept of finance conducting education and outreach regarding deed and foreclosure prevention assistance fraud.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 7/28/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the department of finance conducting education and outreach regarding deed and foreclosure prevention assistance fraud
Sponsors: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This local law would require the Department of Finance, in conjunction with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, to conduct education and outreach regarding deed fraud and foreclosure prevention assistance fraud through the posting and dissemination of resource materials, including referral resources for legal assistance.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2011, 2. Int. No. 2011, 3. July 28, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-28-20
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Int. No. 2011

 

By The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Member Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the department of finance conducting education and outreach regarding deed and foreclosure prevention assistance fraud

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 11 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 11-143 to read as follows:

§ 11-143. Education and outreach regarding deed and foreclosure prevention assistance fraud. The department of finance, in conjunction with the department of housing preservation and development and the department of consumer affairs, shall conduct outreach to property owners regarding deed and foreclosure prevention assistance fraud. The outreach shall include, but not be limited to, posting deed and foreclosure prevention assistance fraud resource information on the department of finance’s website and on the websites of any other agency as determined by the mayor, as well as dissemination of deed and foreclosure prevention assistance fraud resource materials through existing programs and events. Such resource information and materials shall include, at a minimum, information on actions a person can take if the person suspects that a fraudulent document recording has occurred, including but not limited to, information about whom to contact for assistance, to file a complaint or to report an alleged criminal violation, and referral resources for legal assistance.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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03/04/2020