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Gray Cancels Tax Lien Sales Of D.C. Homes

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is stopping sales of homes for unpaid tax bills a week after a report detailed how some homeowners were losing properties over relatively small overdue bills.

Gray is ordering the cancellation of the sales of about 142 owner-occupied properties from the July 2013 tax sale.

He says the district will redeem the properties from the tax-sale purchasers, saving them from the possibility of imminent foreclosure.

Homeowners will still be required to pay the taxes and interest owed on the property.

Gray's action comes after a report in The Washington Post this month describing how liens sold at public auction to investors are often for original debts of less than $500.

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