Not-for-Profits Facing Tax & Water Liens Get Reprieve from City

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Many not-for-profits are exempt from water charges, if the city has a current certification of their social mission on record.

The de Blasio administration has given a new grace period to more than 200 not-for-profit organizations with tax debts that the city is planning to sell to private collectors.

The city regularly sells liens against overdue property taxes and water fees, banking the lien’s sales price in the city’s coffers and letting outside entities take on the tax of collecting the debt. Those entities can tack on significant fees in doing so.

The lien sale process requires the city to inform lien-sale targets 90, 60 and 30 days before the sale occurs. On its 30-day list for the current round of lien sales released in April, nearly 400 not-for-profit organizations were listed.

Legally recognized not-for-profits are exempt from property taxes and many also are spared water fees, so long as they are actively performing their social mission. In 2012, the city began requiring not-for-profits to apply annually for an exemption that previously renewed automatically, but some entities have not kept up with that change.

Dozens of not-for-profits listed in April have already been removed from the list. But among those still under pressure are more than 100 that recertified their not-for-profit status in the last two years.

In a Thursday email, the City Council’s Finance Division announced that the city’s Department of Finance had extended the lien sale deadline for not-for-profits until June 23. The note instructed councilmembers to contact affected entities in their district and instruct them to apply for an exemption, ideally in person.

According to Paul Segal of the Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project, the deadline extension grew out of a meeting last week involving her organization, the mayor’s Community Affairs Unit and representatives of the state attorney general, the entity with direct responsibility for regulating not-for-profit entities.

“This is great news – particularly the extended deadline and the assurance that if an organization submits a new property tax exemption now, DOF will pull the property from this year’s lien sale,” Segal tells City Limits. “We are working together with the administration to improve the process further by making sure that organizations are told that exemptions start they day they get their properties under state law, not the day that Department of Finance grants them. This will make sure that our community institutions get the refunds they are entitled to for tax payments they made in past years simply to stay out of the lien sale.”

Segal adds: “These changes go long way but still do not account for organizations that are currently appealing exemption denials and are headed to the lien sale.”

Neither the office of the attorney general nor the Department of Finance responded to requests for comment.

A list of the not-for-profit entities on the current lien-sale list is below.

Entity Street Address Borough
CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH 5 MONROE STREET Manhattan
CONG ANSCHE GYENSTOCH 10 CLINTON STREET Manhattan
IGLESIA PENTECOSTAL C 289 EAST 4 STREET Manhattan
HUNTINGTON HOUSE HDFC 159 AVENUE B Manhattan
CONGREGATION BNAI ABR 32 EAST 38 STREET Manhattan
SCPD GRAMERCY 1 LLC 327 EAST 22 STREET Manhattan
RC CHUR OF ST AGNES 143 EAST 43 STREET Manhattan
RC CHUR OF ST AGNES 141 EAST 43 STREET Manhattan
CONGREGATION ETAL 163 EAST 69 STREET Manhattan
CHUR OF THE HOLY TRIN 332 EAST 88 STREET Manhattan
BAPTIST TEMPLE OF NYC 18 WEST 116 STREET Manhattan
MANNA HOUSE WORKSHOPS 338 EAST 106 STREET Manhattan
GOOD NEWS CHURCH 81 WEST 118 STREET Manhattan
CHURCH OF GOD 1488 5 AVENUE Manhattan
TRIUMPH BAPTIST CHURC 214 LENOX AVENUE Manhattan
SECOND EMMANUEL BAPTI 182 EAST 123 STREET Manhattan
ALL SOULS EPISCOPAL C 88 ST NICHOLAS AVENUE Manhattan
CHURCH INTERCESSION 1800 ADAM C POWELL BLVD Manhattan
JAMES L VRCK CMTY CNT 140 WEST 137 STREET Manhattan
THOMAS MEMORIAL WESLE 260 WEST 126 STREET Manhattan
MT OLIVE BAPT CHURCH 306 WEST 122 STREET Manhattan
MT ARARAT BAPTIST CH 316 WEST 135 STREET Manhattan
CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH 168 MORNINGSIDE AVENUE Manhattan
NEW MT CALVARY BAPT C 102 WEST 144 STREET Manhattan
WEST HARLEM ENVIRONME 459 WEST 140 STREET Manhattan
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF 1664 AMSTERDAM AVENUE Manhattan
CHURCH ON THE HILL 2005 AMSTERDAM AVENUE Manhattan
LITTLE MOUNT CALVARY 420 EAST 138 STREET The Bronx
ST PETER’S LUTHERAN C 427 EAST 140 STREET The Bronx
CONG CH OF NO N Y 413 EAST 143 STREET The Bronx
R C CH OF ST PIUS 414 EAST 145 STREET The Bronx
R C CH OF ST PIUS 416 EAST 145 STREET The Bronx
HUNTS PT MULTI-SERVIC 411 EAST 154 STREET The Bronx
GER M E CH OF MELROSE 450 EAST 158 STREET The Bronx
BETH-EL/ HOUSE OF YAH 3492 PARK AVENUE The Bronx
INGLESAI APOSTOLICA/E 899 TELLER AVENUE The Bronx
APOSTOLIC CHURCH INTE 1000 MORRIS AVENUE The Bronx
HUNTS POINT MULTI SER 765 WESTCHESTER AVENUE The Bronx
HUNTS POINT MULT SER/ 775 WESTCHESTER AVENUE The Bronx
ABUNDANT LIFE TABERNA 851 PROSPECT AVENUE The Bronx
FORT APACHE YOUTH CEN 1111 FOX STREET The Bronx
BARRETTO HNEET COMMUN BARRETTO STREET The Bronx
DAMASCUS CHRISTIAN CH 170 MT EDEN PARKWAY The Bronx
PILGRIM UNITED CH CHR 1808 GRAND CONCOURSE The Bronx
CHURCH OF CHRIST THE 152 MARCY PLACE The Bronx
SECOND SOUTHERN BAPTI 1340 EDWARD L GRANT HWY The Bronx
FAITH MEMORIAL BAPTIS 1435 PROSPECT AVENUE The Bronx
CENTRO CRISTIANO RECO 1297 UNION AVENUE The Bronx
BRIDGES COMMUNITY CHU 1010 EAST 174 STREET The Bronx
MASJIDUT TAQWA WA JIH 2263 CROTONA AVENUE The Bronx
MT OLIVET CHURCH INC 2176 ANTHONY AVENUE The Bronx
TEMPLE SALEM PENTECOS 2530 GRAND AVENUE The Bronx
AUTOCEPHALOUS SLAVONI 3107 BAILEY AVENUE The Bronx
ST BRENDANS CHURCH 3229 PERRY AVENUE The Bronx
HAYDEE LOPEZ 1801 WATSON AVENUE The Bronx
TREMONT TERR MORAVIAN 1621 PILGRIM AVENUE The Bronx
R C CH IMMAC CONCEPTI 760 EAST GUN HILL ROAD The Bronx
THE ASSEMBLIES OF THE 3158 SEYMOUR AVENUE The Bronx
CHURCH OF GOD OF CROT 1313 EAST 222 STREET The Bronx
R C CH ST FRANCIS OF 761 EAST 236 STREET The Bronx
GUN HILL VETERANS ASS 720 NEREID AVENUE The Bronx
CHURCH OF ST ANTHONY 659 EAST 239 STREET The Bronx
RIVERDALE DEVELOPMENT 3708 HENRY HUDSON PKWY E The Bronx
RIVERDALE AVENUE The Bronx
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURC 775 HICKS STREET Brooklyn
VIKING ESTATES LLC 358 43 STREET Brooklyn
JERUSALEM CHRISTIANCH 353 49 STREET Brooklyn
RESURRECT CATHOLIC CO 334 14 STREET Brooklyn
CHURCH-RIGHTEOUSNS-LG 1653 BEDFORD AVENUE Brooklyn
NEW GETHSEMANE BAPTIS 207 ROCHESTER AVENUE Brooklyn
ST. MATTHEWS CHURCH O 232 BUFFALO AVENUE Brooklyn
SUN D PENTECOSTAL HOL 1599 ST JOHNS PLACE Brooklyn
FAITH EVANGELISTIC AS 1574 ST JOHNS PLACE Brooklyn
PEOPLE OF DESTINY MIN 9 PORTAL STREET Brooklyn
CONGREGATION OHR MENA 1729 PRESIDENT STREET Brooklyn
ORIGINAL CHURCH OF GO 821 EAST NEW YORK AVENUE Brooklyn
MT. ARARAT BAPTIST CH HOWARD AVENUE Brooklyn
ARK OF CHRIST MISSION EASTERN PARKWAY Brooklyn
UNIVERSAL TEMPLE CHUR 1405 EASTERN PARKWAY Brooklyn
WAYSIDE BAPTIST CHURC 1720 BROADWAY Brooklyn
2017 HOLDINGS LLC 2017 FULTON STREET Brooklyn
NEW HOPE PENTECOSTAL 2083 FULTON STREET Brooklyn
LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURC 23 GUNTHER PLACE Brooklyn
KINGDOM LIFE CHRISTIA 1470 HERKIMER STREET Brooklyn
IGLESIA PENTECOSTAL F 1035A DEKALB AVENUE Brooklyn
CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHUR 869 LEXINGTON AVENUE Brooklyn
HOLY GHOST TABERNACLE 1592 FULTON STREET Brooklyn
ATLANTIC AVENUE HEALT ATLANTIC AVENUE Brooklyn
MAGNOLIA TREE EARTH C 677 LAFAYETTE AVENUE Brooklyn
TRIUMPH CH OF NEW AGE 413 THROOP AVENUE Brooklyn
THROOP REALTY NY LLC 492 THROOP AVENUE Brooklyn
1217 BEDFORD LLC 1217 BEDFORD AVENUE Brooklyn
BED-STUY RESTORATION 185 HERKIMER STREET Brooklyn
BEDFORD STUYVESANT RE 1380 FULTON STREET Brooklyn
BAIS RUCHEL TAAFFE IN 401 PARK AVENUE Brooklyn
CORNELL REALTY MANAGE 799 KENT AVENUE Brooklyn
TALMUD TORAH TASHBARW 857 KENT AVENUE Brooklyn
WASHINGTON BU LLC 257 WASHINGTON AVENUE Brooklyn
ELIM GOSPEL TABERNACL 34 MADISON STREET Brooklyn
NEW PARADISE BAPTIST 1002 FULTON STREET Brooklyn
BKLYN SUNDAY SCH UNIO 125 FT GREENE PLACE Brooklyn
CONGREGATION GIVAS PI 481 BEDFORD AVENUE Brooklyn
ATERES TZVI DKHAL BER 162 ROSS STREET Brooklyn
CONGREGATION NACHLEI 118 HOOPER STREET Brooklyn
MORDCHA BAUMHAFT-MEMB 296 MARCY AVENUE Brooklyn
CONGREGATION VAYECHIY 106 PENN STREET Brooklyn
CONG BETH YESHAYE 216 RUTLEDGE STREET Brooklyn
CONG ATERES NAFTALI I 446 MARCY AVENUE Brooklyn
RC CH OF ALL SAINTS 66 WHIPPLE STREET Brooklyn
CONGREGATION YETEV LE 417 BROADWAY Brooklyn
DEVOE ST BAPTIST CH 146 DEVOE STREET Brooklyn
KID CARE NETWORK 77 NEW JERSEY AVENUE Brooklyn
KID CARE NETWORK 75 NEW JERSEY AVENUE Brooklyn
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 223 NEW JERSEY AVENUE Brooklyn
POWELL REALTY HOLDING 313 POWELL STREET Brooklyn
H E L P I OF NEW YORK 515 BLAKE AVENUE Brooklyn
RC CH OF ST JOHN CANT 463 NEW JERSEY AVENUE Brooklyn
GREATER ST JOHNS COMM 475 VERMONT STREET Brooklyn
GREATER ST JOHNS COMM 473 VERMONT STREET Brooklyn
CH OF GOD-BROWNSVILLE 760 SACKMAN STREET Brooklyn
FOLLOWERS OF JESUS M 3065 ATLANTIC AVENUE Brooklyn
HOLY HSE-PRAYER CH IN 2241 PITKIN AVENUE Brooklyn
MIRACLE TABERNACLE IN 259 ATKINS AVENUE Brooklyn
KEY TO HEAVEN TABERNA 1104 BLAKE AVENUE Brooklyn
MOSJID UL AMAN INC 203 FORBELL STREET Brooklyn
MASJID UL AMAN INC 201 FORBELL STREET Brooklyn
GLENMORE AVE PRESBYTE 994 GLENMORE AVENUE Brooklyn
PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURC 596 NEW LOTS AVENUE Brooklyn
GRACE CHRISTIAN CHURC 432 DE WITT AVENUE Brooklyn
ST. FORTUNATA R. C. C 2645A LINDEN BOULEVARD Brooklyn
HELP/PSI SERVICES COR 2400 LINDEN BOULEVARD Brooklyn
ASSEMBLIES OF FIRSTBO 218 REMSEN AVENUE Brooklyn
RANDOLPH FERDINAND MI 964 RUTLAND ROAD Brooklyn
GOSPEL WAY CHURCH OF 1060 UTICA AVENUE Brooklyn
SAINT JOHN’S CEMETERY 1129 BROOKLYN AVENUE Brooklyn
WORLDWIDE EVANGELICAL 3102 CLARENDON ROAD Brooklyn
FERNANDE VALME MINIST 1120 FLATBUSH AVENUE Brooklyn
GREATER NEW YORK CORP 2716 BEVERLEY ROAD Brooklyn
GREATER NEW YORK CORP 2721 CORTELYOU ROAD Brooklyn
KHAL SIEBENBURGEN 1411 41 STREET Brooklyn
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF 3910 16 AVENUE Brooklyn
CONG BETH AARON V’ISR 1655 44 STREET Brooklyn
CHABAD LUBAVICH OF KE 605 OCEAN PARKWAY Brooklyn
BETH JACOBS SEM AMER 4409 15 AVENUE Brooklyn
CHEURA BETH BARUCH 4613 16 AVENUE Brooklyn
ROMAN CATHOL/CHURCH/H 1679 46 STREET Brooklyn
TOLDOS YAKOV YOSEF, I 4716 17 AVENUE Brooklyn
ATERES MOSHE CHASSIDE 1830 50 STREET Brooklyn
BEERAS HAMAYIM 1870 53 STREET Brooklyn
CONGREGATION ZICHRON 5618 16 AVENUE Brooklyn
YESHIVA ORE MORDECHAI 1536 62 STREET Brooklyn
CONGREGATION CHERNOBI 4023 12 AVENUE Brooklyn
BEIS CHASIDIM SANZ-SI 4120 14 AVENUE Brooklyn
CONG SFOTH EMETH 1337 42 STREET Brooklyn
CONGREGATION OHEL SHA 4419 12 AVENUE Brooklyn
YESHIVAH BOYAN TIFERE 4407 14 AVENUE Brooklyn
BETH JACOB TEACHERS S 4420 15 AVENUE Brooklyn
CONG MACHZEKI HADAS O 972 45 STREET Brooklyn
CONGREGATION AND YESH 1451 46 STREET Brooklyn
CONGREGATION BETH DAV 1254 49 STREET Brooklyn
BAIS HAMEDRASH YESHIA 1317 54 STREET Brooklyn
BOIS HAMEDRASH YESHIV 1315 54 STREET Brooklyn
CONG BNAI ABRA CHASID 1415 55 STREET Brooklyn
CONGREGATION BETH ISR 5518 14 AVENUE Brooklyn
ST ROSALIAS ROMAN CAT 1250 65 STREET Brooklyn
THE GREEK SCHOOL OF P 670 92 STREET Brooklyn
UNITED LUBAVITCHER YE 946 EAST 7 STREET Brooklyn
CONGREGATION BETH TOR 1061 OCEAN PARKWAY Brooklyn
CONGREGATION BETH TOR 1057 OCEAN PARKWAY Brooklyn
YESHIVA CHEMOAT 1877 EAST 9 STREET Brooklyn
1302 REALTY COMPANY, 914 EAST 14 STREET Brooklyn
TAHARETH ISR OF FLATB 1013 EAST 15 STREET Brooklyn
15 27 AVENUE Brooklyn
CONGREGATION KOLLEL B 2411 AVENUE U Brooklyn
CONGREGATION KOLLEL B 2409 AVENUE U Brooklyn
HAITIAN FIRST CHURCH 1781 FLATBUSH AVENUE Brooklyn
HEBREW ALL BRIGHTON B 2909 BRIGHTON 6 STREET Brooklyn
MESIVTA AND YESHIVA G 59 WEST END AVENUE Brooklyn
MCKENNA POST AMER LEG 36-19 30 STREET Queens
SHRI GURU RAVIDAS SAB 61-01 BROADWAY Queens
KOREAN CHURCH/ETERL/L 37-05 54 STREET Queens
MORAN, CHRISTOPHER J 33-50 82 STREET Queens
ALPHA MISSIONARY BAPT 32-12 99 STREET Queens
BANGLADESH SOCIETY IN 86-24 WHITNEY AVENUE Queens
CENTRO CIVICO COLOM/I 90-37 CORONA AVENUE Queens
THE COMMUNITY CHURCH 35-10 103 STREET Queens
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 55-08 55 AVENUE Queens
UNITED TALMUDICAL SEM 66-20 THORNTON PLACE Queens
BRAMSON ORT TECHNICAL 69-30 AUSTIN STREET Queens
BRAMSON ORT TECHNICAL 69-30 AUSTIN STREET Queens
BRAMSON ORT TECHNICAL 69-30 AUSTIN STREET Queens
CONGREGATION EMANU-EL 80-12 CYPRESS HILLS STREET Queens
SPRUNG FAMILY CEMETER 82-07 CYPRESS HILLS STREET Queens
FLUSHING HOSPITAL & M 44-22 PARSONS BOULEVARD Queens
MESSENGER’S CHURCH 40-41 166 STREET Queens
CONGREGATION BETH-EL 75-85 180 STREET Queens
BOKHARIAN COMMUNITIES 80-14 CHEVY CHASE STREET Queens
240-08 BRADDOCK AVENUE Queens
TEMPLE TORAH LTLE NEC 54-27 LITTLE NECK PARKWAY Queens
TEMPLE TORAH LITTLE N LITTLE NECK PARKWAY Queens
BAYSIDE MOKOM CEMETER LIBERTY AVENUE Queens
MOKOM SHOLOM CEMETERY LIBERTY AVENUE Queens
SHELDON, BENJAMIN I 83-84 LIBERTY AVENUE Queens
BABA MAKHAN SHAH LOBA 113-10 101 AVENUE Queens
MASJID MISSION CENTER 87-26 175 STREET Queens
MASJID MISSION CENTER 87-26 175 STREET Queens
COOPERATIVE CHR/J.C./ 180-19 JAMAICA AVENUE Queens
STAR/SEA HOUS/DEV/FND 145-64 TUSKEGEE AIRMEN WAY Queens
BETHEL MISSION STATIO 106-15 154 STREET Queens
MT ZION BAPTIST CHURC 106-58 UNION HALL STREET Queens
MT. ZION BAPTIST CHUR 160-11 107 AVENUE Queens
CALVARY AME ZION CH UNION HALL STREET Queens
MT ZION BAPTIST CHURC UNION HALL STREET Queens
MT ZION BAPTIST CHURC UNION HALL STREET Queens
GODIAN FELLOWSHIP, IN 106-01 GUY R BREWER BLVD Queens
ST JOSEPHS EPIS CHURC 217-45 100 AVENUE Queens
M E CHURCH 91-29 191 STREET Queens
GREATER NY CORPORATIO 115-84 225 STREET Queens
SOLID ROCK BAPT CH 114-52 SUTPHIN BOULEVARD Queens
MT ZION TABERNACLE CH 156-09 113 AVENUE Queens
RUGGED CROSS CH./PRAY 116-03 SUTPHIN BOULEVARD Queens
SOCIAL CONCERN COMMIT 226-18 MERRICK BOULEVARD Queens
BAYSWATER JEWISH CENT 10-87 DICKENS STREET Queens
MACEDONIA BAP CHRU RO 330 BEACH 67 STREET Queens
ST PETERS R C CH 280 CARROLL PLACE Staten Island
URBAN LEAUGE OF N Y 25 WEST STREET Staten Island
HERITAGE HOUSE 1110 CASTLETON AVENUE Staten Island
ISLAMIC MASJID OF STA 121 VAN DUZER STREET Staten Island
45 BEACH/BAY,LLC 45 BEACH STREET Staten Island
DAMASVUS CHRISTIAN CH 175 BROAD STREET Staten Island
CHURCH OF ST TERESA ONTARIO AVENUE Staten Island
BAY ORCHARD, INC. ST MARYS AVENUE Staten Island
S I CHURCH OF CHRIST 188 HOPKINS AVENUE Staten Island

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