This brief, which was commissioned by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs’ Office of Financial Empowerment, examines both sides of people's balance sheets; that is, both their savings and debt levels.
DCA, Consulate General of Mexico, and Citi released a report on the first year of the Ventanilla de Asesoría Financiera (Financial Empowerment Window), outlining the program's origin, design, implementation, successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
The findings of the Temporary Lien Sale Taskforce, required by LL13/2015, AC 11-356, incl. (i) recommendations for administrative or legislative changes; (ii) any findings or facts that support such recommendations, (iii) evaluation of installment agreements and consideration of prospective changes.
The Report’s findings show that although New Yorkers’ delinquency and default rates are slightly lower than the national average, certain NYC neighborhoods are experiencing significantly higher rates of delinquency and default despite the fact that their residents have low average loan balances.
PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOCUS: Just hours before the Mayor released the 2022 Preliminary Budget he learned that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was increasing its reimbursement rate to the city for Covid-related costs. How much more can the city expect and what does this mean for city spending?
Per Local Law 62: Semi-annually billed properties that were late in paying their property taxes due July 1st, 2020 could be eligible for a reduction of interest that they would otherwise be charged for the period from July 1st through October 15th, 2020.