How to Not Get Your House Stolen: Learn to Avoid Deed Theft at This Expert Panel

Photo by Mary Hautman


    To address the rash of property theft and deed fraud marring the Bed Stuy community, the civic group Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant is uniting homeowners to raise awareness and educate area deed holders on the issue. 

    In an event titled “We Are Our Neighbor’s Keeper,” a part of the organization’s “Keeping It in the Family” series, the group will host a panel of experts and lawyers to help educate area residents about avoiding scammers, especially when refinancing or facing foreclosure.

    “This is happening way too often and way too easily,” Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant President Lynette Lewis-Rogers told DNAinfo. “It’s frustrating, but we’re hearing from different sources that it is very, very widespread, particularly throughout Bed Stuy.”

    The panel follows Borough President Eric Adams’s October event about the same problem, during which local and state officials offered advice and information to concerned residents and victims.

    “We Are Our Neighbor’s Keeper” will take place at 10 a.m. on March 19 in the community room at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation at 1368 Fulton Street. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available at the Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant website.

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    Photo via Mary Hautman

    [h/t: DNA]

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