City Council Enhances HPD's Ability to Recoup Relocation Expenses

On Aug. 14, 2019, the City Council passed Intro 30-A, which gives HPD liens a stronger position. It establishes that outstanding charges resulting from relocation expenses incurred by HPD following the issuance of certain vacate orders constitute a tax lien on a property. In other words, after HPD issues an order to vacate the premises, the subsequent costs to relocate the displaced tenant will now be considered high-status tax liens on the property.

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