Tomorrow, August 1, 2017, the City will make over 185 new adjudicated properties available to nominate for auction in its continued effort to reduce blight and bring vacant properties back into commerce. The City’s blight reduction strategy, launched in 2010, has reduced blight citywide by over 15,000 addresses. When property taxes are not paid and become delinquent, the City holds tax sales for these properties. Unsold properties at a tax sale are adjudicated to the City of New Orleans. After three years, the City can offer the full title of these properties for sale at auction.