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The City's Amended Tax-Lien Sales: Analysis With WYPR's Emily Sullivan

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Baltimore uses the annual tax sale to recover unpaid property debts by auctioning them off to third parties. Owner-occupied properties often end up on the list.

Every year, the City of Baltimore sells liens on properties in an effort to collect past-due property taxes and other charges. This year’s sale is scheduled to take place in two weeks.

Emily Sullivan covers the city for WYPR News.

Yesterday, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced that the city will remove some homes from its annual tax sale so that people, particularly first-time homeowners, aren’t put in danger of losing their homes in the middle of a pandemic.

WYPR’s City Hall Reporter Emily Sullivan joins us with the details…

The Baltimore City Bureau of Revenue Collections will provide help to homeowners who have liens on their homes. For assistance, call 410 396 3556.

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Emily Sullivan is a city hall reporter at WYPR, where she covers all things Baltimore politics. She joined WYPR after reporting for NPR’s national airwaves. There, she was a reporter for NPR’s news desk, business desk and presidential conflicts of interest team. Sullivan won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for an investigation into a Trump golf course's finances alongside members of the Embedded team. She has also won awards from the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association for her use of sound and feature stories. She has provided news analysis on 1A, The Takeaway, Here & Now and All Things Considered.