WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – An agency that helps low income families get housing is working on reducing its debt.
Sunshine Inc. of the Warren-Trumbull area is on track to paying back almost $200,000 in delinquent taxes. It was discovered the corporation owed that money in 2013.
It is now halfway through a five-year repayment program.
“IN the last two-and-a-half years, we have paid over $104,000 in taxes on all of our properties so we are getting caught up and we have got payment plans on the ones that are not vacant and vandalized,” Tony Ianucci of Sunshine of Warren-Trumbull Area, Inc. said.
And they are getting ready to write another check next week, which will be the fourth of 10 in the plan.
“They have met all of their obligations and everything is going well there also,” Trumbull County Treasurer Sam Lamancusa said.
As part of that repayment plan, the treasurer’s office is in the process of finalizing more foreclosures.
“We sat down, worked quite extensively with the folks from Sunshine. The city of Warren came in and helped quite a bit and we ended up only having to foreclose on 25 to 28 parcels,” Lamancusa said.
All the homes in foreclosure are vacant and they will be turned over to the Trumbull County Land Bank to assess whether to tear them down or fix them up.
Sunshine also has donated a handful of properties directly to that program too and has said if they can’t sell a few more, they will be turning those over as well.