Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County now has a home its volunteers can rebuild and sell to a low-income family after a financial company took care of a $27,000 overdue property tax bill on the home.
The duplex unit in Bridgeport had been abandoned by its previous owners. They had accumulated $12,500 in property taxes owed to the City of Bridgeport. Interest and penalties had swelled the bill to $27,000. The City had taken ownership of the property through foreclosure and sold it to Habitat for Humanity. But the overdue taxes, plus penalties and interest, had to be paid before Habitat could rebuild and sell the home.