Omaha World-Herald: End home equity theft in Nebraska

February 05, 2023 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

Kevin Fair owns a modest home in Scottsbluff where he and his wife, Terry, lived for nearly two decades. In 2014, they fell behind on their property taxes after Kevin quit his job to care for Terry, who was suffering from multiple sclerosis. With only Kevin’s Social Security income to support them, they struggled to make ends meet and fell behind on their property taxes.

County officials placed a tax lien on Kevin’s home over $588 of unpaid property taxes and a private investment company saw an investment opportunity.

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