Heirs Property Resources

"Heirs property refers to a home or land that passes from generation to generation without a legally designated owner resulting in ownership divided among all living descendants in a family. This unstable form of ownership limits a family’s ability to build generational wealth and hampers the efforts of nonprofits and cities to revitalize neighborhoods." - Georgia Heirs Property Law Center 

Heirs Property Example from Georgia Heirs Property Law Center

It is created when a family member passes away without a clear transition into who owns the property next, and can create messy legal proceedings. 

The City of Madison Housing Opportunity Commission is working to identify possible areas of the city that may be battling issues with land succession. If you or someone you know might have issues and need help getting started, please contact the HOC Staff Adri-Anna Harris at aharris@madisonga.com.