Urgent Residents Meeting, Mon. 5pm – City Council Action: Tues, 9am CAYMC
Are you facing Tax Foreclosure? Please join with us next Monday!
Monday, March 23rd — 5-7pm Hannan House
4750 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
The purpose of the event is bring together people who are most directly impacted by the Wayne County tax foreclosures to tell their stories and to give them an opportunity to participate in collective actions designed to halt the tax foreclosure crisis so that we can all stay in our homes. We will prepare testimonies for City Council, discuss the broader movement, gather stories of and about our homes and neighborhoods, make signs and art for the week’s actions. Homeowners please bring photos of your house!
Action: Share public comment at City Council
TUESDAY MARCH 24th CAYMC
Tuesday, March 24th – Join us early at 9am on the 13th floor of the CAYMC for public comments at the 10am City Council meeting. Residents will present personal stories, Detroit People’s Platform’s Resolution along with others will be read into the public record, and elected leaders will demand that the Wayne County Treasurer halt tax foreclosures.
Sign the Petition!
Wayne County Treasurer-elect Wojtowicz is in charge of foreclosing on 37,000 occupied homes for overdue property taxes on March 31st, affecting nearly 100,000 people. This represents the largest mass tax foreclosure in US history in one city at one time. Treasurer Wojtowicz has the power to stop it.
Detroiters are being foreclosed upon due to incorrect tax bills with exaggerated property assessments and disputed water bill liens.
Long-time residents are the heart and soul of Detroit. Ongoing displacement of our families from mortgage and tax foreclosures has been devastating. Public services are being cut and privatized, and Detroiters are being pushed out of their generational homes. To now lose another 100,000 residents would cut the city’s total population by 1/6 and tear a hole in the city’s cultural and economic fabric that can never be replaced.