HOUMA, Louisiana — The Terrebonne Parish Council is moving ahead with cracking down on landowners and landlords for blighted property or slums where crime is taking place.
The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1lNJ3Hy) the parish is going to take advantage of the recently passed state constitutional amendment that reduces the redemption period on property that has been declared vacant, blighted or abandoned from three years after the date the parish takes over the property to 18 months.
The change was made to bring the rest of the state in line with Orleans Parish but does not shorten the redemption time for property not deemed blighted or abandoned.
Officials suggested that the faster turnaround on property would have the added bonus of spurring the local economy through sales.
Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com