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Tax foreclosure and other forms of housing displacement are very serious issues in Detroit. The scope of the problem can be quite daunting and understanding the nuances challenging. These resources can be used to learn about this topic and access sev

Tax Foreclosures in Detroit


Bernadette Atuahene and Timothy R. Hodge (2018)

This article details the overassessment of Detroit properties prior to the mass tax foreclosures in the city, as well as an argument contesting the legality of the foreclosure process. Using assessment and sales data from 2009–2015 for the entire City of Detroit, the paper found that property tax assessments are substantially in excess of the state constitutional limit.

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