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Henderson Kentucky - Last parcels in most recent mass foreclosure to be sold Aug 24 12 August 2022 ( news )
Henderson , state Kentucky ( By Press Release office)
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HENDERSON , KY , August 12 , 2022– The final three parcels in the most recent mass foreclosure action filed by the City of Henderson will be sold by the Master Commissioner at 10:30 a . m . on Wednesday , Aug . 24 .
The sale will take place at the Henderson County Courthouse , Fiscal Courtroom , which is located on the third floor of the courthouse at 20 N . Main St .
All are vacant lots . Here is a list of the properties and a few more details about them:
- ......- 5 Winstead Ave . , vacant lot , 35 by 160 , Residential - 3 .
- - 203 Hicks St . , vacant lot , 52 by 132 , Residential - 3 .
- - 1028 Pringle St . , vacant lot , 50 by 150 , Residential - 3 .
This is the third time in a little more than six years that the City of Henderson has pursued a mass foreclosure action to recover back taxes and code enforcement liens .
Before the City’s mass foreclosure actions in 2016 and 2019 , there had not been any foreclosure proceedings since 1989 . That 1989 action was done solely on tax liens .
There were 20 suits included in the most recent mass action , which is a benchmark according to City Attorney Dawn S . Kelsey . Two properties in the mass foreclosure suit were resolved , leaving 18 to be sold by the Master Commissioner . Fifteen of them have already been sold on previous sale dates .
“We are allowed by statute to do a mass foreclosure where we can put numerous counts in one lawsuit , ” Ms . Kelsey said . “It saves the City money and time and expedites the foreclosure process . ”
The goal for mass foreclosure , she added , is to recoup some of the expenses generated by maintaining these properties and hopefully also spur redevelopment that will get them back on the tax rolls .
“When we get a judgment , they go into a Master Commissioner’s public sale and then will be available to whomever comes and bids on them , ” Kelsey said . “We want them to be productive . ”
When they are sold , she said , the properties come with a clear title .
In recent years the City has put into place a progressive plan to “clean up the city and remove condemned properties . ” Unmaintained , dilapidated and abandoned property is a civic problem across the United States .
The City is addressing and managing the issue through the creation of a Code Enforcement Board that started in July 2017 .
If you signed up to be on the notification list and haven’t received notification of this sale , or if you would like to be added to the list to be notified of future Master Commissioner sales related to the City’s mass foreclosure , you may call the City Attorney’s office at ( 270 ) 831 - 4944 .
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