Walk to educate homeowners on foreclosure prevention
Detroit — Volunteers are expected to share information with some west side Detroit residents facing foreclosure on how they can save their homes.
District 7 Councilman Gabe Leland says Saturday’s Walk to Defend our Neighbors and a Monday meeting with Wayne County treasury officials are part of a campaign to educate home and property owners about foreclosure prevention.
More than 60,000 of Wayne County’s 76,000 foreclosed properties are in Detroit. Teams of volunteers will visit District 7 homes on the foreclosed property list.
Leland says new laws have been created and programs are available that can lower taxes and interest rates on homes in foreclosure.
Hundreds of Detroit homeowners attended county hearings in January to have their individual foreclosure cases heard and work out payment plans on the tax debt.