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Tax foreclosure and other forms of housing displacement are very serious issues in Detroit. The scope of the problem can be quite daunting and understanding the nuances challenging. These resources can be used to learn about this topic and access sev

Tax Foreclosures in Detroit

Taxed Out: Illegal Property Tax Assessments and the Epidemic of Tax Foreclosures of Tax Foreclosures in Detroit

Bernadette Atuahene and Timothy R. Hodge (2018)

This research paper controls for various factors to show that residential properties with higher assessment ratios sold since 2009 were more likely to experience tax foreclosure. It estimates that about 10% of tax foreclosures were caused by illegally inflated tax assessments.

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