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Wayne County treasurer still won't halt broken tax foreclosure auction

Wayne County's tax foreclosure crisis has led to the displacement of tens of thousands of Detroiters and worsened vacancy and blight in the city's neighborhoods. (Numerous analyses have shown this — ... read more

ACLU loses bid to block Wayne County tax foreclosures

A Wayne County judge denied the ACLU of Michigan’s request to halt Wayne County tax foreclosures ... will allow the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office to move forward as mandated and authorized by state ... read more

Detroit’s housing crisis is the work of its own government

About a third of the properties sold in Wayne County’s tax auction each year are still ... halt foreclosures “until proper and lawful taxes are assessed.” So far, though, the treasurer has said the ... read more

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Detroit Just Had the Single Largest Tax Foreclosure in American History

On March 31st at the Wayne Country Treasurer ... tax foreclosure in American history. “It’s the last day to pay,” one woman heading toward the rotating glass chamber yelled to a pedestrian who had ... read more


Detroit is in foreclosure: Why the Motor City is on the brink of a new kind of disaster

Beside them sat their grandmother and grandfather, Lula and Daryl Burke, who had come to describe how their home had been sold at a tax foreclosure auction last year. With the help of the grassroots ... read more

Nearly 36,000 Detroit properties facing foreclosure ahead of 2018 tax auction

As the treasurer’s office prepares for next year’s occupied home sale, some tax-foreclosed residents whose homes were sold in September and October are still anxiously ... the arguably broken tax ... read more

The Foreclosure Conveyor Belt That Could Remove as Many as 100,000 Detroit Residents From Their Homes

“It won’t have a furnace ... to get on a payment plan to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure. That offers more time for people to navigate the revolving doors of the Wayne County Treasurer’s ... read more

The Continuing Depopulation of Detroit

“It won’t have a furnace ... to get on a payment plan to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure. That offers more time for people to navigate the revolving doors of the Wayne County Treasurer’s ... read more

Land bank to sell properties to occupants for $1,000

Occupants won’t qualify if the ... by year’s end. The Wayne County Treasurer has grouped about 6,500 foreclosed Detroit properties with the goal of handing them to the city if they don’t sell at an ... read more

A Foreclosure Conveyor Belt: The Continuing Depopulation of Detroit

“It won’t have a furnace ... to get on a payment plan to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure. That offers more time for people to navigate the revolving doors of the Wayne County Treasurer’s ... read more

Evictions, flipping tarnish effort to turn squatters into homeowners

The couple bought their house on Ilene in 2010 at the Wayne County treasurer's tax-foreclosure auction for $3,005 ... Lori Adams said she won't allow their daughters on the balcony because she doesn't ... read more

Macomb County's Top 10 news stories for 2013

The sound of hammers pounding nails also returned to Macomb's landscape as the housing construction market that had ground to a halt in late 2008 sprung back to life. A key harbinger to measure a ... read more



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