Milwaukee seeks to obtain vacant tax delinquent homes faster

Milwaukee's Office of the City Treasurer plans to pursue a faster process to obtain vacant tax delinquent properties to prevent them from becoming eyesores.

\"This will go a long way in preventing further deterioration of the housing stock in some of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods. If a property is vacant and eligible for tax foreclosure, under this proposal it will not be referred to the City's collection law firm for collection, as is the normal second phase procedure. Instead, my office will purse an in rem tax foreclosure to save the property from spiraling downward from deterioration,\" said Treasurer Coggs.

Treasurer Coggs' 2016 department budget request seeks additional funding to accelerate in rem tax foreclosure on tax delinquent vacant properties.

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