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Crain's- McGregor Fund Grants $500,000 To Help Shield Homeowners From Tax Foreclosure

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Detroit-based McGregor Fund has awarded $500,000 to the United Community Housing Coalition to help shield 1,000 homeowners from losing their homes to tax foreclosure.
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County Treasurers Urge Homeowners Behind on Property Taxes to Seek Relief through Step Forward Michigan Program

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Homeowners in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure because they can’t pay their property taxes may be able to get financial assistance from the Step Forward Michigan program.
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Property Tax Foreclosures in Wayne County Reach All Time Low (Video)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Tax foreclosures of owner-occupied homes in Detroit down 88% over past two years.
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Treasurer Sabree & Judge Mathis Foreclosure Prevention Commercial (Video)

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Treasurer Sabree and Judge Mathis share a special message to help Wayne County taxpayers avoid property tax foreclosure.
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Fox 2- Tax foreclosures down 88 percent in Detroit

Friday, September 22, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
After thousands of Detroit families lost their homes to tax foreclosure in the past few years, officials announced Tuesday those foreclosures are down nearly 99 percent.
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WDIV- Mayor Duggan Outlines Plan To Help Detroit Residents In Tax Trouble

Friday, September 22, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has taken a lot of heat during his first term about the living conditions in the neighborhoods. On Tuesday night, he pointed to a program he believes proves help is on the way.
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Michigan Radio- Much Progress Reducing Tax Foreclosures In Detroit, Wayne County

Friday, September 22, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says a new law that knocked down the 18% interest rate for back tax payment plans to 6% helped, as did a media blitz by Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree and scores of groups and volunteers who got the word out.
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Reuters- Detroit Tax Foreclosures Plummet Over Two Years

Friday, September 22, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
The number of property foreclosures in Detroit due to nonpayment of taxes dropped in 2017 to the lowest level since the 2008 housing market collapse, local officials announced on Tuesday.
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DBusiness- Detroit Officials: Tax Foreclosures Down 88 Percent In Past Two Years

Friday, September 22, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
City of Detroit and Wayne County officials today announced that tax foreclosures throughout Detroit have decreased 88 percent over the past two years, to their lowest levels since the housing market collapsed in Oct. 2008.
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HighTech Beacon- Tax Foreclosure Rates In Detroit Drop To Lowest Level In 10 years

Friday, September 22, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Duggan said ⅔ of the occupied house foreclosures in Detroit this year were cases where a landlord was collecting rent, but not paying the taxes.
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Michigan Chronicle- Tax Foreclosures Of Owner-occupied Homes In Detroit Down 88% Over Past Two Years

Friday, September 22, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Tax foreclosures in the city of Detroit dropped this year to their lowest levels since the housing market collapsed in October 2008, city and county officials announced.
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Detroit Free Press- Detroit, Wayne County See Dramatic Drop in Foreclosures

Friday, September 22, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
City, county and community leaders touted a substantial drop in foreclosures in Wayne County and Detroit at a news conference. Property tax foreclosures in Wayne County were reduced from 28,000 in 2015 to less than 7,000 this year.
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The Detroit News- Detroit Tax Foreclosures Fall 88% Since 2015

Friday, September 22, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Wayne County and Detroit officials on Tuesday announced tax foreclosures in the city have fallen 88 percent in the last two years.
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WXYZ- Tax Foreclosures In Detroit Down Nearly 90 Percent In Two Years

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
According to the city, tax foreclosures dropped to their lowest levels this year since 2008 and are down 88 percent over the last two years. Watch the video here.
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WDET- Outreach Efforts Have Reduced Tax-Foreclosures In Detroit, Officials Say

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
At a press conference, city and county officials came together to announce the decrease in tax foreclosures in Wayne County. Listen to the audio here.
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Operation Backpack

Monday, September 11, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Treasurer Sabree and staff attended Operation Backpack at River Rouge High School. Experience the fun through this photo story.
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Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree at Ecorse Town Hall (Video)

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
At a town hall meeting in Ecorse, Mich. Treasurer Sabree speaks to residents about property tax foreclosure prevention.
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DBusiness- A Novel Kiosk Payment System Launched In Detroit Expands Its Offerings

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree says the DivDat kiosk program is exceeding his expectations, while providing new insights about county taxpayers.
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A Farewell to the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office Michigan State University Interns

Monday, August 28, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
As the Michigan State University WCTO summer interns return to East Lansing, we wish them all the best and continued success. Read to learn all they did for us and Wayne County taxpayers.
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MLive- County Treasurers Tout State's $40M Foreclosure Relief Fund

Monday, August 28, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
The Step Forward program has already paid out more than $307 million to 34,597 homeowners, according to the MSHDA. The program has about $40 million available before it expires in 2020.
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The Detroit News- Wayne Co. Considers Pilot Program To Rehab Properties

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Wayne County Treasurer's Office
"The Wayne County Commission is weighing a pilot program that would keep some tax-foreclosed properties from the county auction and put them into the hands of developers for rehabilitation."
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WCTO Kiosk Partnership

Monday, August 07, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Watch a delinquent payment kiosk commercial featuring Treasurer Sabree.
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WXYZ- Spotlight On The News: Eric Sabree On Foreclosures

Monday, August 07, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Chuck Stokes interviews Treasurer Sabree concerning foreclosure prevention.
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There’s Help For Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
The tri-county treasurers of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb have a message for their residents.
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Community Reports: How Wayne County Helped a Resident Keep Home and Garden (Video)

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
The Wayne County Treasurer's Office recently helped a resident save her home and two adjoining lots from tax foreclosure. Watch the video to learn more!
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WXYZ- Remembering The Detroit Riots On The Corner of 12th And Clairmount

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Treasurer Sabree revisits memories of the '67 Detroit riots.
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Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree Launches Full Review of All Office Operations And Procedures To Better Improve Taxpayer Services

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Plante Moran begins 90-day process review at request of Wayne County Treasurer.
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Fall Auction Registration and Bidding Information

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
A comprehensive list of dates and guidelines for fall auction registration and bidding.
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Michigan Radio- Metro Detroit Homeowners Urged To Get Help With Back Taxes

Monday, July 10, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Treasurer Sabree and surrounding county treasurers get the word out about the Step Forward Michigan program, which offers up to $30,000 in no-interest loans to help people catch up on back taxes.
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Press Release Pickup

Friday, July 07, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Our latest Press Release has circulated throughout the United States. Find out how far the word has spread.
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The Detroit News- Treasurers: Program Helps Cut Detroit Area Foreclosures

Thursday, July 06, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Tri-county treasurers of Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland & MSHDA Director hold a press conference to discuss the success of the Michigan Step Forward program to keep homeowners out of foreclosure.
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Fox 2 Detroit- Donors Help Stop Detroit House Foreclosures As Part Of New Program

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Fox 2 interviews Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree on the recent donation to keep taxpayers in their homes.
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Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree Works With Business Owners and Nonprofit Organizations To Help Taxpayers Save Their Homes From Foreclosure

Friday, June 30, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Treasurer Eric R. Sabree is pleased to announce that his office has accepted donations from private donors to help taxpayers save their homes from property tax foreclosure.
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Crain's Detroit Business- Wayne County Treasurer's Office Works Hard To Reduce Foreclosures

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
"Since my election as Wayne County treasurer nearly one year ago, we have taken aggressive steps to prevent foreclosures in Wayne County."
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Metro Times- 64,000 Wayne County Properties Are Years Behind On Their Taxes And Could Be Foreclosed

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
"The 2016-2017 foreclosure cycle wraps up June 28, the date by which home owners with three years' worth of back taxes have to make payment arrangements with the Wayne County Treasurer's Office."
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Bridge- Treasurer’s Office Is Working To Prevent Tax Foreclosures, Not Relying On The Revenue They Generate

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
"Since my election as Wayne County Treasurer nearly a year ago we have taken aggressive steps to prevent foreclosures in Wayne County."
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Detroit Free Press- Wayne County Extends Program for Homeowners Facing Foreclosures

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Detroit Free Press - Treasurer's Office
Treasurer Eric R. Sabree extends the IRSPA deadline to June 28th.
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U.S. News- County Extends Program for Homeowners Facing Foreclosures

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - U.S. News - Treasurer's Office
The Associated Press Announces IRSPA extension.
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IRSPA Extension Press Release

Friday, June 16, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Treasurer Sabree has extended the IRSPA program until Wednesday, June 28th.
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Treasurer Eric R. Sabree Supports Delinquent Tax Payment Kiosks To Be Present In All 43 Municipalities

Friday, June 16, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
At the quarterly meeting of the Wayne County Treasurers Association, Treasurer Eric R. Sabree urges every city to get a Delinquent Tax Payment Kiosk to assist taxpayers.
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Staff of the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office Help Ecorse Residents Avoid Property Tax Foreclosure

Friday, June 02, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Treasurer Sabree and his staff attend Ecorse Town Hall to sign up delinquent taxpayers for payment plans.
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Tax Payment Kiosks Expand to 28 Locations In and Around Wayne County

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - TellUsDetroit.com - Treasurer's Office
"Detroit and Wayne County residents can make payments on their accounts at 37 kiosks at 28 locations in and around the county, including 24-hour sites. All with no costly service fee."
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Treasurer Sabree Joins Officials to Announce Extension of Foreclosure Prevention Program

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - TellUsDetroit.com - Treasurer's Office
In the program, homeowners are eligible to enter payment plans at a reduced interest rate — 6%, compared to the usual 18% — and pay delinquent taxes. The result is a monthly payment amount that will help hundreds of families stay in their homes.
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The Detroit News-Wayne Co. offers aid to homeowners behind on taxes

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Some Wayne County homeowners who are behind on their property taxes are getting help to hang on to their homes.
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Interest Rate Reduction Program Press Release

Monday, April 24, 2017 - Treasurer's Office
Treasurer Eric R. Sabree joins Mayor Duggan and County Executive Evans to announce extension of successful foreclosure prevention program
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Wayne County Treasurer Comcast Newsmakers Interview

Friday, April 07, 2017 - Treasurer
Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree interview is airing on Xfinity On Demand under the Get Local/Comcast Newsmakers button.
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September 2016 Property Auction

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - Wayne County Treasurer
Wayne County Treasurer 2016 Auction
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Alternate Payment Options and Instructions

Friday, April 01, 2016 - Wayne County Treasurer
Alternate Payment Options and Instructions
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