IMPROVING HUNTINGTON'S APPEARANCE Authority Purchases Tax Liens For Properties With Dilapidated Structures
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 29, 2012 3:22 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 29, 2012 3:43 PM EST
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
Huntington officials have taken another step at improving the value and appearance of the city.
The Huntington Urban Renewal Authority purchased 85 tax liens earlier this month for properties with dilapidated structures. Owners will have 18 months to redeem their properties, but after that, the renewal authority can decide whether to demolish or rehabilitate the buildings. The authority said the program is not only good for the city, but for nearby homeowners.
This was a continuation of the process that began in September when the National Guard tore down more than 50 abandoned homes in Huntington’s Fairfield West community.
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