Property tax exemptions up for eligible Detroit homeowners

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 10:16:14-05

DETROIT (AP) — A property tax assistance program has granted more than 10,500 property tax exemptions to eligible Detroit homeowners and officials are still reviewing hundreds of other applications.

The exemptions come under a program that provides an opportunity for homeowners to be exempt from their current year property taxes based on household income or circumstances to help them avoid the possibility of foreclosure.

The city approved 9,089 property tax exemptions last year. Mayor Mike Duggan says the "program has one purpose and that is to help keep Detroit families struggling to pay their property taxes in their homes and to take away the fear of foreclosure."