Receivership Program Success Stories
The following are before and after photos of properties in town that have been referred to the Attorney General's (AG) Receivership Program. The Receivership program was established to help communities deal with the dangers and blight that vacant or abandoned homes pose to the communities they are in.
When the Health Department receives a complaint that involves a vacant home, we start as we do with all complaints; we complete an inspection, document the issues of non-compliance and send an order to correct to the owner of record. After two attempts to have the issues corrected, we refer the property to the Receivership Program.
Once received by the AG's office, they conduct a title search, to locate all interested parties in order to send a letter to all listed owners, banks and lien holders seeking a plan of correction. After two-failed notification attempts, the AG's office takes it o court to appoint a receiver. A receiver is someone who, with the approval of a judge, assumes responsibility to bring the home into compliance.
If the AG's office agrees to take a case, they take it on entirely, and we provide inspectional support as necessary moving forward. This process saves the Health Department many hours of work both inspectional, administrative, and hours in court. It also brings the house into compliance and reduces blight within our community.