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Wayne County residents have until the end of the month to pay back taxes or contest foreclosure proceedings. Homeowners were protected from evictions for two years while federal and local bans were in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Those protections ended in August. Now some federal and private money has been directed to programs to assist homeowners. Pay as You Stay is a program that works with homeowners to slow or stop foreclosure. The Make It Home program gives residents living in foreclosed properties the chance to buy homes before auction. Ted Phillips of the United Community Housing Coalition tells WDET there may be more than 1,400 applications for eviction orders pending.
Other headlines for March 15, 2022:
- Lawmakers vote to suspend the state’s gas tax as the price per gallon tops $4
- Detroit City Council postpones vote on an ordinance to allow recreational marijuana businesses
- Residents can see how the city is spending its American Rescue Plan money online
- Researchers say allergy season is likely to get longer and more intense
- Catholic Archbishop of Detroit tests positive for COVID-19
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