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U-M Works With Nonprofit to Help Detroit Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure 

April-2018

Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their homes to property tax foreclosure are not tapping into a fund that could save them.

The University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and Poverty Solutions initiative are working with the United Community Housing Coalition, a nonprofit in Detroit, to raise awareness about a program that can reduce property taxes for low-income residents.

Need help avoiding foreclosure in Detroit?

April 10, 2018

Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their homes to property tax foreclosure are not tapping into a fund that could save them.

The University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and Poverty Solutions initiative are working with the United Community Housing Coalition, a nonprofit in Detroit, to raise awareness about a program that can reduce property taxes for low-income residents.

¿Tiene dificultades para pagar su casa en Detroit? Dónde encontrar ayuda

April 10, 2018

Un programa para reducir los impuestos a la propiedad para los residentes de bajos ingresos podría ayudar a aquellos en Detroit que tienen problemas pagando sus hipotecas, pero no está siendo utilizado lo suficiente.

 

Por ello, la Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad de Michigan y la iniciativa Poverty Solutions de la U-M, están trabajando con la coalición comunitaria United Community Housing Coalition para crear conciencia sobre el programa.

Bridging Public Health and Urban Planning to Build Healthier Cities

March 20, 2018

"Cities are actually living organisms," says Mehdipanah, an assistant professor of health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. "They are constantly changing, and that's normal. But we can direct that change toward benefiting people rather than harming them. Those are the opportunities that really get me excited."

UM addressing Detroit poverty with initiative

January 17, 2017

One of the ways that low-income Detroit residents could avoid foreclosure is by applying for a state property tax exemption that would reduce or eliminate property taxes, officials say, but is it a multi-step process that must be applied for every year and is underutilized by at least 12,000 residents.

La Ley de Barrios mejoró la salud de los vecinos de las zonas intervenidas

June 20, 2014

Una investigación financiada por la UE demuestra que el bienestar de los ciudadanos mejora con el aumento de inversiones en el espacio público