In 2006, a Vacant Blight and Code Enforcement Industry Working Group convened at the National Property Preservation Conference.
The most significant challenge identified was the inability of code enforcers to quickly identify responsible parties when code violations occur, and the desire that mortgage servicers had to learn about code violations in a timely manner so issues could be addressed quickly to prevent further damage to vacant properties in their portfolios.
Out of this group emerged the recommendation to create a contact list, accessible to code enforcement officials and servicers nationally, that would identify the property preservation contact at major mortgage service companies across the country , and a code enforcement contact in each municipality should servicers need it.
Servicers and code enforcement officials nationally have utilized this list to quickly locate and contact responsible parties when issues arise with vacant properties. By opening the lines of communications, servicers and code enforcers are working cooperatively to fight vacant blight by assuring that vacant properties are secured and maintained.
Please click on the following to access the contact information.
Code Enforcement Contacts Updated 1/21/2013
To update your information or to be added to the list please contact High Risk Dept. Supervisor David Mazanek firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has developed its Property Preservation Resource Center. This webpage provides municipalities with resources to identify direct points of contacts at loan servicing organization for issues pertaining to safety and security at vacant and abandoned properties.