Resources

Update on Poverty Tax Exemption

Low-income homeowners in Detroit may have their property taxes reduced or waived. The home’s taxable value must be $95,000 or less.
The City of Detroit offers a “Poverty Tax Exemption” on an annual basis but you must apply for it. Approximately 30,000 Detroit households are eligible but far, far fewer apply.
The Poverty Tax Exemption is not retroactive, but it should be.
Applications are available online

or from

Detroit homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue
Room 804
Detroit, MI 48226
or call 313-628-0723/313-224-3035

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Educational:

Land Contract Tips
Reverse Mortgages – Too Good to be True?

A Hurricane Without Water

Advocates:

United Community Housing Coalition – free housing info and legal help

United Community Housing Coalition – intake info

2727 Second Ave Suite 313, Detroit MI 48201  tel: (313) 963-3310

Lakeshore Legal Aid – free legal services

2727 Second Ave Suite 301, Detroit MI  48201   tel:(313) 242-0811

Emergency Housing:

This is particularly for a person with a disability whose only income is Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSD) and becoming homeless, is homeless or is in immediate danger of homelessness. If minor children/grandchildren are part of the household this can sometimes be an added factor in obtaining emergency housing.

1.  Detroit Housing Commission, 2211 Orleans, Detroit 48207
     313-877-8807
     M-F 8:30 to 3:00
2.  Inkster Housing Commission, 4500 Inkster Road, Inkster 48141
     313-562-6737
3.  Plymouth Housing Commission, 1160 Sheridan, Plymouth 48170
     734-455-3670 or 800-898-2848
4.  Ferndale Housing Commission, 415 Withington, Ferndale 48220
     248-547-9500
5.  Westland Housing Commission at 734-595-0288
6.  Lincoln Park Housing Commission, 1356 Electric Ave., Lincoln Park 48146
     248-593-4611
7.  Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
     Cadillac Place 3028, W. Grand Blvd., Suite 4-600, Detroit 48202
     313-456-3540
Also Michigan Protection and Advocacy (517-487-1755) might be able to assist people with disabilities with emergency housing or know places to check for emergency housing.