Detroit to host Taxpayer Resource Fair to help homeowners avoid risk of foreclosure 



  • Residents can get information about property tax exemptions and other taxpayer assistance programs 
  • The DTSC staff, Assessors Office, Wayne County Treasurer’s Office and DivDat will be on hand to address property tax questions and concerns 

The Detroit Taxpayer Service Center is hosting a resource fair to provide information on programs and other resources and address questions related to property taxes to help Detroiters stay in their homes and avoid the risk of foreclosure. The fair will be held Friday, February 24, 1-4 p.m. at Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd. on Detroit’s west side. 

Attendees can get information about current and delinquent property taxes and get connected to taxpayer resources and programs including the City’s Plan Ahead Program, and the HOPE (Homeowners Property Tax Exemption) program.  Detroit’s Assessor office, the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office along with DivDat representatives will be on hand to assist residents. 

Residents can get information on:

  • Current and delinquent property taxes 
  • Plan Ahead Program (City of Detroit) 
  • Convenient ways to pay taxes 
  • IRSPA Program (Interest Reduction Stipulated Payment Agreement) 
  • Pay as you Stay  
  • HOPE Program 
  • Exemptions and more

Since 2015, the number of owner-occupied homes lost to County tax foreclosure each year dropped by nearly 95%, in large part because of these programs.  The City, however, wants to lower those numbers even more.  

“This is a great opportunity for us to connect with Detroit property taxpayers to address concerns and share vital information about assistance and other resources that will help in maintaining home ownership,” said John Naglick, Deputy CFO, Finance Director. 

Summer property taxes are due August 31 and Winter property taxes were due January 15. Anyone who is behind on their taxes or having difficulty staying current should attend this event. Homeowners should be prepared to share an address or parcel number. 

For more information on the Taxpayer Resource Fair, please email [email protected]