Detroit hits pause on tax foreclosures to help homeowners during COVID-19

Eli Newman May 13, 2020
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Pressing pause on tax foreclosures is a solution to a long-standing problem in Detroit. Eli Newman

Detroit hits pause on tax foreclosures to help homeowners during COVID-19

Eli Newman May 13, 2020
Pressing pause on tax foreclosures is a solution to a long-standing problem in Detroit. Eli Newman
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Foreclosures have been a chronic problem in Detroit for years. Researchers at the University of Michigan estimate nearly half of all residential properties in the city experienced some sort of foreclosure between 2005 and 2015.

But with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Detroit’s county officials have paused tax foreclosures this year. The move is a temporary fix to one of the city’s long-standing housing problems.

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