For Immediate Release - March 17, 2017

AG’s Office to Host Informational Session on Abandoned Property Receivership

BOSTON – As part of her office’s ongoing efforts to improve economic revitalization and public safety in Massachusetts neighborhoods, Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office will host an informational session in Orange to talk about receivership and her office’s Abandoned Housing Initiative.

Staff from the AG’s Office will be on hand to speak with contractors, property managers, attorneys, and others with experience in residential rehabilitation who may have questions or want to learn more.

The AG’s Abandoned Housing Initiative seeks out delinquent owners of distressed or abandoned residential properties to have them bring those homes back into compliance with the State Sanitary Code. If an owner fails, refuses, or cannot be located, then AHI can petition the court to appoint a receiver to complete the needed repairs, with a lien placed on the home for the value of the work. The receiver is then compensated when the property is sold.

AHI currently works with 110 cities and towns in Massachusetts and there are currently more than 400 active abandoned properties in the program.

WHAT: Receivership Informational Session  

WHEN: THURSDAY, March 23, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Orange Armory, 135 East Main Street, Orange, MA

The event is open to the public and is being offered free of charge.

RSVP’s are requested to abandonedhousing@state.ma.us

Media are welcome to attend.