3,000 tax-delinquent properties in New Orleans headed to auction this July

Thousands of properties taken over by the city because of unpaid taxes will be offered for sale at auction this summer, senior officials in Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration said Monday.

The city intends to put more than 3,000 “tax-adjudicated” properties, mostly vacant lots, on the auction block beginning in July.

The properties will be those that previously went unsold in a tax sale and, as a result, became the property of the city. Only properties that have been in the city’s control for at least five years will be sold.

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