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Kaffer: Too many Detroiters unaware of property tax exemption

foreclosure sign outside old home
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.

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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