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Free Press Columnist Nancy Kaffer suggests overhaul of Wayne County tax foreclosure auctions

foreclosure sign in front of house
Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

The city of Detroit runs an annual property tax-exemption program for its lowest-income homeowners. The deadline is Monday, but many qualified residents don't know about it or struggle with their applications.

They risk heading into foreclosure and eventually seeing their homes sold in the Wayne County Tax Foreclosure Auction.

Nancy Kaffer is a columnist with the Detroit Free Press. She talked to Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition host Doug Tribou about the auction and ongoing issues surrounding it.

You can read Kaffer’s writing, on the opinion page at Freep.com. You also can follow her on Twitter: @nancykaffer.  

Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Public staff as the host of Morning Edition in 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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