Program to help Detroit homeowners facing foreclosure

Posted at 12:27 PM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 12:27:35-04

The City of Detroit has launched a program aimed to help homeowners avoid the risk of foreclosure. 

Detroiters who are delinquent on their 2017 property taxes will receive Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program applications to determine their eligibility for tax relief. 

City officials say they have mailed 3,741 applications to delinquent property owners. Another 5,000 applications were mailed out after receiving requests from owners. 

How it works

Homeowners must apply for the assistance by December 10, 2018. Depending on the applicant's level of income, they may be granted either half-exemption or full exemption.

Who qualifies

The City has outlined a maximum eligible incomes in this chart:

If a property owner fails to pay property taxes for three years, they will be subject to foreclosure by Wayne County. 

To apply for the tax assistance program, call the Office of the Assessor at (313) 224-3035 or visit the City's website.