AGO Abandoned Housing Initiative
The AGO is uniquely positioned to support municipalities in the effort to recover abandoned housing to productive use. The AGO has jurisdiction under the receivership provisions of the State Sanitary Code to enforce the health and sanitary code violations on specific properties. By employing the authority of the receivership statute the AGO working within the relevant court can shift responsibility for the property from the municipality onto the Court. The Court assigns an individual or organization to serve as receiver, and to work with the court to bring the property up to code and back onto the tax rolls.