Michigan Treasury

ACLU And NAACP Accuse City Of Detroit Of Ripping Off Homeowners

ACLU And NAACP Accuse The City Of Detroit Overcharging Homeowners On Tax Bills  The ACLU and the NAACP have filed a joint lawsuit against the Wayne County Treasurer and the City of Detroit. Both the ACLU and the NAACP allege that thousands of pending evictions are the result of illegal tax foreclosures. The ACLU and […]

Economic Genocide

35,000 Detroit Properties Saved From Tax Auction

Temporary Reprieve From Tax Auction Doesn’t Solve Underlying Problem   As I wrote about last October, Detroit was facing a tax foreclosure epidemic this fall with nearly 62,000 properties heading to tax foreclosure due mostly to deadbeat or absentee landlords not paying property taxes. These landlords would have forced nearly 100,000 people into homelessness. It […]

Foreclosure Victories

Detroit’s Dirt Cheap Homes. Truth Or Lie?

The Truth Doesn’t Fit The Narrative The City Wants You To Hear About Detroit’s Dirt Cheap Homes   From Buenos Aires to Quebec City and from Calcutta to Prague, people from around the world are gobbling up Detroit’s cheap real estate like Yukon gold speculators from the turn of the last century. This frenzied speculation […]

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan To Announce Fairer Property Tax Plan Today

Vows To End Over Inflated Bills Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is expected to announce a plan Monday to more fairly assess taxes on property in the city. Duggan will hold a 1:45 p.m. news conference to address the “unfairness in the way we are assessed in property taxes.” “We’re going to make a significant step […]

foreclosure litigation

State To Investigate City Of Detroit For Overcharging On Property Taxes

City of Detroit Tax Adjustments Could Cost City $35-$40 Million A Year In Ill-Gotten Property Tax Revenues One of things that pissed me off when Detroit Cancer Mom, Kelly Parker and I were battling to keep her home wasn’t the arrogance of Wayne County political appointees like Assistant Treasurer David Szymanski and his staff or […]

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