MuniReg was founded in 2018, by Michael Halpern. Michael spent the prior seventeen years at Safeguard Properties, the nation's largest mortgage field services contractor, working on behalf of their loan servicing ("banks") clients. For the most recent 7+ years Michael was Director of the Community Initiatives Department. The department lead Safeguard's outreach to municipal and state governments assisting them in addressing "zombie foreclosures".
Michael was a frequent presenter at numerous regional and state municipal (code enforcement, city manager, building officials, municipal league etc.) association conferences, along with several national organizations, including:
1) US Conference of Mayors
2) National League of Cities
3) American Association of Code Enforcement
4) National Housing Conference
5) Center for Community Progress
Michael's involvement has helped countless communities address "zombie foreclosures" through education of loan servicing industry best practices and sharing of available resources.
Numerous communities across the country have implemented property registration programs to assist in preserving and protecting their respective communities.
Michael has worked with numerous communities to create a "win-win" program, one that achieves the municipality's goals and improves compliance.
Yet these programs remain just one tool in the continuing struggle with vacant and abandoned properties.
With the ever-increasing demands on local governments utilizing MuniReg will allow you to alleviate some of the “heavy-lifting” and allocate existing resources to focus on where they are better served!