Learn how to protest high taxes in Harlem.
|Contest Your Property Taxes for Fair Share|
Learn how on Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 11am to 12pm
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Meeting ID: 868 4723 4917+16465588656,,86847234917# US (New York)
NYS and NYC import over 6,500 substance abuse disorder patients into Harlem 6 days a week and requires the thousands of single adult homeless residents to vacate during the day, resulting in drug users flooding the community, open drug sales and use, loitering, violence, and threats to the health and safety of our children, residents, and businesses.
WHAT DO WE WANT?
We want the City and State to distribute social services equitably throughout the 5 boroughs. There are 46 Districts in NYC with less than 10 drug treatment facilities. Five districts have NONE. Harlem has 46 in a two square mile area. Harlem is home to one of only two safe injection sites in NYS, and the most methadone clinics, homeless shelters, needle exchange programs, and LACK of homeless services in NYC.
HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET WHAT WE WANT?
For the last 50 years Harlem residents have among others, repeatedly contacted State and Local officials, protested, sent postcards, begged and pleaded, all to no avail. Now we are incorporating another approach.We are asking owners of one – three family homes to join us to protest our real estate taxes using the exact same reason – our property values are 50% too high because we are oversaturated.
WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO?
Send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.Educate yourselves about how your taxes are calculated by reading theNYC Tax Class One Guide and your Notice of Property Values.Attend our information session on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 11am. Protest, even if your taxes are low. We are protesting the oversaturation of drug treatment, harm reduction, and adults only homeless shelters by replacing posters with a tax revolt. If enough Harlem residents contest their taxes, we are sure to get the city’s and media’s attention. Our voices must be heard.You still have to pay your taxes in the same manner you do now. This is not a withholding of taxes protest; it is an amount of taxes protest
Media coverage and recognition by NYS and NYC that we will use all means necessary to defend our community.
A potential reduction in some of our property taxes.
IS THERE A RISK
NO. Everyone can challenge their property taxes without fear of retribution from the city. It is a common practice that many employ but few know about.
NYC cannot raise your taxes if you challenge the amount. They can only lower it.You may have other legitimate reasons to lower your taxes that you should pursue in addition to our protest.