A Quick Guide to Addressing Heirs' Property in Your Community

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2021: $399,965.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2024
Grant Recipients: Land Loss Prevention Project; Tuskegee University; Rural Coalition
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Savi Horne
Land Loss Prevention Project
Billy Lawton
Center Hill Farms
Lorette Picciano
Rural Coalition
Dr. Robert Zabawa
Tuskegee University, College of Agriculture, Environment and Nut
This guide is intended for use by local county officials to develop an informed strategy to address issues arising when property owners pass away without a will. It may also be useful to faith communities, churches, community and neighborhood groups, funeral directors, and others who support families when they lose loved ones and who also look out for community well-being. Insurance, real estate, legal, and others with an interest in resolving these issues may also benefit.
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Consumers
This product is associated with the project "Securing Land Tenure Rights for Heirs Property Owners"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.