by Nick Wood, CFSA宣传经理 |星期四,9月. 9, 2021 —
Heirs’ property is a legal status that occurs when family land is passed down through generations and owned by many heirs with an undivided interest in the property. 为什么这很重要? 因为在过去的一百年里， heirs’ property has driven low-income people, and especially Black and 土著 farmers, 离开他们的家庭农场, 尤其是在卡罗来纳.
Now the North Carolina General Assembly has a chance to fix this inequity and increase land ownership protections for Black, 土著, 和低收入的农民.
Can you take three minutes to register your support for these reforms?
“Now the North Carolina General Assembly has a chance to fix this inequity and increase land ownership protections for Black, 土著, 和低收入的农民.”
Current North Carolina law on heirs’ property puts landowners at risk of involuntarily losing their land if just one of the co-owners chooses to force the sale of jointly-held family land at auction. Studies show these forced sales usually result in a price significantly below market value. 更糟糕的是, North Carolina farms in heirs’ property are not eligible for federal conservation and disaster relief funds. John Pollock of the Heirs Property Retention Coalition calls heirs’ property “the worst problem no one’s ever heard of.”
的 bipartisan Uniform Partition of Heirs’ Property Act (HB 367) would help farmers keep their land and ensure access to federal programs.
的 legislation would ensure farms in heirs’ property qualify for USDA conservation and disaster relief programs, and provide due process protections for family landowners when one co-tenant files to sell the property.
Seventeen states have already passed this legislation, 包括南卡罗来纳. 下一个应该是北卡罗来纳州!
Ask Your NC Senator to Support Land Ownership Protections for 农民
If you live in North Carolina, 将 you please call 你的数控参议员 and let them know you support the Uniform Partition of Heirs’ Property Act?
“你好，我的名字是 ＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿ 我是选民和选民 (告诉他们你是否种地).
我打电话来催促 Senator＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿ to support HB 367, the Uniform Partition of Heirs’ Property Act (UPHPA). Heirs’ property is an ownership status that applies to family-owned land, 包括农田, left to multiple descendants that leaves co-owners vulnerable to involuntary land loss.
Currently, any owner can force a sale at auction for a price below market value. 进一步, landowners in heirs’ property aren’t eligible for federal conservation and disaster relief programs.
的 UPHPA would change this and provide process protections, including an independent real estate appraisal, 致其他业主的通知, 和更多的. Seventeen states have passed this critical legislation, 包括南卡罗来纳, 乔治亚州, 德州, 和密西西比州. 下一个应该是北卡罗来纳州!
Remember: If your call is routed to an answering machine, please leave a message. It 将 做出改变!
Want to know more about heirs’ property and how it impacts agriculture? 的 继承人财产保管中心 有巨大的资源. 的 防止土地流失项目 和 黑人家庭土地信托 are two non-profit legal service providers that help landowners resolve heirs’ property problems.
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