What Does the Sale of Property Tax Debt Mean for West Virginia Communities? A Report on Delinquent Property Tax Enforcement and Vacant Property for West Virginia Reformers

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In early 2017 the Huntington Urban Renewal Authority (HURA) and its statewide partners, including the West Virginia Community Development Hub (the Hub), and the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University (NBAC) collectively, the TASP Team, received a Technical Assistance Scholarship from the Center for Community Progress. The Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP) is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program for communities that demonstrate the ability and willingness to develop and pilot innovative approaches to vacancy and abandonment, and that demonstrate the leadership necessary to push for systemic, legislative, and policy reform.