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US Senate Greenlights Funding to Prevent Families From Losing Their Land

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U.S. Senate Greenlights Funding to Help Prevent Families From Losing Their Land

WASHINGTON DC (ProPublica) — This week, in a near-unanimous vote, the U.S. Senate passed an amendment to help heirs’ property owners clear titles.

Heirs’ property refers to land that has been handed down informally within families, often over several generations; without clear title, the land is vulnerable to legal loopholes that jeopardize ownership.

The amendment included $5 million for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s relending program, which would assist families with heirs’ property in resolving ownership issues. The funding is the same amount included in a House bill, which passed in June.

The program allows eligible lending organizations, like […]

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