In the News

Tax Foreclosure:

10/29/17 • “Facing eviction, Detroit families get unprecedented chance to save their homes,” Violet Ikonomova, Metro Times

10/12/17 • “Evictions destabilize neighborhoods,” Editorial, Detroit News

10/12/17  • “Owe taxes? That’s OK. Wayne County will still sell you foreclosed homes,” Sarah Alvarez, Bridge magazine

7/22/17 • “Don’t Let Detroit’s Revival Rest on an Injustice,” Bernadette Atuahene, New York Times, Sunday Review

7/19/17 • “Detroit is razing houses with money intended to save them,” Steve Neavling, Metro Times

6/6/17 • “Sorry we foreclosed your home. But thanks for fixing our budget,” Joel Kurth, Mike Wilkinson & Laura Herberg, Bridge magazine

1/31/17 • “Detroit Homeowners Deserve Better,” Detroit News

7/13/16 • “ACLU: Foreclosure process violates Fair Housing Act,” Michael J. Steinberg, Detroit Free Press

9/1/16 • “Detroit’s tax foreclosures indefensible,” Bernadette Atuahene, Detroit Free Press

Land Contracts:

6/8/17 • “Dawn Wilson-Clark’s Tale of Two Detroits,” Sarah Alvarez, Detroit News

5/18/17 • “How to cash in on a crappy home. Step one: Find a sucker to sign a land contract,” Joel Kurth, Bridge magazine

2/29/16  • “Land contracts trip up would-be-homeowners,” Joel Kurth, Detroit News

Rental Issues:

10/6/17 • “Detroit evictions: 1 house, 19 evictions, 1 fire,” Christine MacDonald, Detroit News

10/5/17 • “Persistent evictions threaten Detroit families, neighborhoods,” Christine MacDonald, Detroit News

6/15/17 • “Are you unable to afford decent housing? Welcome to the club,” The Guardian, Jjeomo Oluo

2/16/17 • “A registry will help fix abuses in Detroit’s home rental market,” Sarah Alvarez, Bridge magazine


9/27/17 • “Detroit goes after company for selling home to woman with thousands in unpaid bills,” Amy Lange, Fox 2 News

4/12/17 • “Belgium investors learn it’s buyers beware in Detroit,” John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press

7/11/17 • “Private Equity: The New Neighborhood Loan Sharks,” Chuck Collins, American Prospect

7/16 • “Toxic Transactions: How Land Installment Contracts Once Again Threaten Communities of Color, National Consumer Law Center, July 2016 (20 pages)


8/6/17 • “Speedy Detroit blight removal could be endangering residents,” Jennifer Dixon and Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press