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Kaffer: Too many Detroiters unaware of property tax exemption

Jun 7, 2019

Detroit residents living below the poverty line are able to get a 100 percent exemption on their property taxes, but many don’t know about it.
Credit Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Detroit offers people living in poverty a 100% exemption on their property taxes. It’s Detroit’s local adaption of a state law. But many Detroiters living below the poverty line don’t know about it. 

Detroit Free Press Columnist Nancy Kaffer says educating people about that program – and tweaking it a bit – could help Detroit’s ongoing battle with blight.

She spoke to Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition host Doug Tribou about her column, “Demolishing homes won't cure Detroit's blight problem. Here's what we're doing wrong.