Wayne County Treasurer's Office
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at noon
Save Detroit Homes - Remove all occupied homes from the tax foreclosure auction this Fall. Use the City's or County's "Right to First Refusal" in combination with the Hardest Hit Funds to save occupied homes.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from noon-1pm
For Immediate Release Media Advisory Mass Demonstration to Halt Property Tax Foreclosures Event:Gather at Wayne County Treasurer's Office Date: Wed., March 23, 2016 at Noon Location: 400 Monroe Avenue in Greektown (Downtown) Sponsored: Moratorium NOW Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shut-offs; Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI); among others Contact: 313-680-5508 URL: http://www.moratorium-mi.org Stop Tax Foreclosures of All Occupied Homes! More than 30,000 occupied homes are facing tax foreclosures on April 1, 2016, which is the same astronomical number we faced last year. Why? Detroit property taxes are over assessed and have been this way for nearly two decades. The city's present efforts at reassessment are "too little, to late" for the tens of thousands who have lost their homes in recent auctions or now face foreclosure. The city was obligated to properly assess these properties but didn't! The right to request reassessment has been limited to a ridiculous two-week period in February. Other cities have reassessed residential properties. We demand proper assessment and debt incurred by failure to properly assess be wiped clean! Stop Foreclosures and auctioning of homes based on "fradulent" assessments! Federal Helping Hardest Hit Homeowner assistance for those with property tax issues ended in December 2015! $170 million of the money originally alloted to keep families in their homes was diverted to tearing down houses (with $83 million spent already) rather than assisting those in need. Use these federal funds to keep people in their homes! Make the Banks and Gilbert pay for the blight they caused through their predatory lending policies. An 18 percent yearly interest payment is added to the property tax. People had their homes auctioned off even when they paid their taxes because they did not realize a fee had been tacked on to their bill! End usurious interest! Water bills are added to the property tax. Remove all water bill debt from property tax bills! In a city where 43 percent live in poverty, the tax department does not notify people that they may be eligible for "poverty" or principle residence exemptions. Eligibility for "poverty" exemptions should be retroactive, and everyone needs to be informed of these exemptions! There are few or no counselors to help people, particularly those with a limited ability to read or whose first language is not English. Persons should be directly contacted, "occupied" homeowners and residents identified, informed of their rights and worked with in the first year of forefeiture. We demand an immediate moratorium on all owner occupied home foreclosures, until the above and other glaring inequities are addressed! http://www.facebook.com/events/525841237588338/
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from noon-1pm
Jerry Goldberg invites you to this event Sign-up on Facebook. The State of Michigan is sitting on $200 million in federal Helping Hardest Hit Funds that can be used to pay delinquent property tax bills for occupied homes. But instead of using these funds for their stated purpose, to keep families in their homes, the State and federal governments are using these funds to tear down homes and turning them over to the "blight task force" led by Dan Gilbert. Contact Moratorium Now! Coalition: 313-680-5508,
Monday, June 8, 2015 from noon-11:30pm
Its Not One Thing. Its Everything. Detroit is in a state of emergency. This emergency was created and intended. This crisis has been orchestrated by Wallstreet bankers and billionaires. On June 8 WE stand together in the street to say NO MORE. NO business as usual. This is a moment in time where we can stand together and protect our neighborhoods and communities OR NOT. WE will loose them all to the Detroit Future City created by billionaires who have already started stealing the land, if WE dont. Thousands of occupied homes face tax foreclosure and eviction on June 8th. Neighborhoods already devastated by years of predatory lending by banks will be eliminated. No more tax foreclosures. No more water shut offs. No more looting of our city. The beauty of the whole city ly with the hearts and souls of Detroiters. Our culture is beautiful and our land and water are precious. WE shall not be moved. *Thousands of occupied homes face tax foreclosure and eviction on June 8th. Neighborhoods already devastated by years of predatory lending by banks will be eliminated. *25,000 homes are facing water shutoffs *Schools are shattered while property taxes are diverted to pay off debt service to banks *Youth face jobless futures and the school to prison pipeline What you should know about this day. WE are requesting you fill your car, reach out to your community and families, and be dedicated to commit 10 people to show up to this event. This can not be done without masses of us participating. This is a direct action. WE will be holding space in the street. Be prepared to stay as long as possible. NOTE: There is no end time. WE must show unified power at this moment. June will launch a summer of resistance to stop foreclosures and water shut offs, and defend the people of Detroit against the bankers and developers and the politicians who represent their interests. #Detroit #WageLove #Everything #ItsEverything #FloodTheSystem #FearlessResistance #ShutItDown #NoBusinessAsUsual #SummerOfResistance #WaterIsAHumanRight #HousingIsAHumanRight #MoratoriumNOW #DCATS #MICATS #PeoplesWaterBoard #DetroitEvictionDefense #ProtectTheSacred #ProtectorsNotProtesters #PeoplesPotluck #BlackLivesMatter #BlackSpring
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from noon-1pm
Community Groups, including the ACLU, Russell Woods-Sullivan Area Association, Moratorium Now Coalition, and many more will be holding a press conference and rally to demand that the Wayne County Treasurer extend the May 12 deadline for putting properties into tax foreclosure, and instead implement a moratorium on occupied homes to avert the emergency facing our community.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from noon-4pm
Stop the Foreclosures. Declare a State of Emergency and Moratorium on all Tax Foreclosures. Demand the Release of the $251 million in federal Helping Hardest Hit Homeowner funds to keep families in their homes.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 10-11am