The executive director of a non-profit housing organization that owes $187,000 in back taxes says he is working on a plan that will avert foreclosures and eviction of occupants of its homes.
“We’re not trying to walk away from anything,” said Anthony Iannucci, executive director of Sunshine Inc., the non-profit created to provide affordable housing for lower- and moderate-income families.
Iannucci found himself on the firing line of Warren City Council Health and Welfare Committee Tuesday because of Sunshine’s delinquent property taxes and the threat by Trumbull County Treasurer Sam Lamancusa to foreclose on 87 homes. Foreclosures would lead to evictions of the occupants even though they are making their rent or mortgage payments.
Some of those residents attended the meeting.
“I’m telling the treasurer ‘let’s work together on a tax payment plan,’ and he’s indicated he would be willing,” Iannucci told the committee.
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