Wayne County Tax Auction
Since its creation in 2011, the quasi-public authority has continually faced criticism.
Public health concerns have prompted the 36th District Court and Wayne County to take measures to prevent homelessness.
Homeowners who were overtaxed in the 2010s or are delinquent on their taxes now will soon have avenues for assistance.
The city is trying to force the speculators to bring the homes up to code or prohibit them from doing business in Detroit.
Between 2010 and 2017, homes were overtaxed by an astounding $600 million.
And it’s had devastating effects on Detroit neighborhoods.
The "Pay as You Stay" program would eliminate interest, penalties, and fees for low-income homeowners behind on taxes.
WDET’s Laura Herberg sat in on Board of Review sessions and came away with some insights
No more Action Before Auction program, plus three solutions to the foreclosure crisis
Those whose homes are at risk for foreclosure in the county tax auction have until August 31 to apply for assistance to buy back their house.
In the settlement, homeowners with incomes below or near the federal poverty line facing foreclosure can keep their homes for $1,000. Increased efforts to reach out to homeowners are also included in the settlement.
Vice News Tonight profiles investors, residents, and advocates involved in the county’s looming tax foreclosure crisis.
The partnership identified those in danger of losing their homes in the tax auction due to negligent landlords. The renters will pay between $2,500-5,500 to own their homes.
Not including the 8,000 heading to the tax auction this year.
17,000 occupied homes in Detroit could be headed to the annual Wayne County Tax Auction this year.
The city shut down Home Team Detroit’s plan to purchase 2,000-4,000 homes in the tax foreclosure auction.
This year’s foreclosure auction is coming to a close. Have you seen anything unusual or did you snag a property? Let’s hear about it!