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Wayne County Treasurer Public Service Video Announcements 
The Wayne County Treasurer has provided Youtube video public service announcements pertaining to property tax foreclosure.

July 31, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlzsBR7L7Nw
Property tax foreclosures in Wayne County have dropped by 88 percent since 2015, and the City of Detroit levels are at their lowest point since 2008.
 
The Wayne County Treasurer’s Office (WCTO) presents “Project Zero,” a mini-documentary about office operations and how our public-private partnerships and community investors have assisted in developing our neighborhoods throughout the county. The Wayne County Treasurer has a goal for 2019 of zero foreclosures on owner-occupied homes. The WCTO is doing everything possible to reduce foreclosures, help taxpayers get enrolled into payment plans, and provide resources for residents to obtain financial guidance through their community partners.
 
In this 5 part series, residents in the community are interviewed about their experiences with the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office (WCTO) and how their participation has helped to educate and empower all those involved.
 
The data presented in this documentary was compiled between the years of 2015-2018.
 
In this part, Sterling Howard, the managing director of Silver Capital Group, LLC, (SCG) is interviewed as a Wayne County investor. Howard shares his thoughts on how he became successful in the real estate industry. He talks about how essential it is to renovate homes and help residents purchase property. One of his goals is to turn renters into homeowners. SCG partners have more than 40 years of combined experience in real estate and property management. SCG is committed to Detroit’s neighborhood revitalization. The company buys houses in metro Detroit’s most desirable neighborhoods and turns them into homes for families. With a relentless passion for the details, their homes boast recent interior and exterior renovations, and strives to provide customer service that put clients first. (Source- www.silvercapitalgroupllc.com/)
 
Also interviewed in this segment are investors Alex DeCamp and Reimer Priester of Restoric Properties. They discuss the renovations they’ve completed in West Village. Restoric Properties acquires real estate in the community that has not received a lot of investment in the past. They have worked on areas like Indian Village and Midtown.
 
Restoric Properties LLC, is a historic rehabilitation, neighborhood revitalization, and real estate development firm founded in Detroit in 2013. The partnership of DeCamp and Priester has led to the development of fifty-five residential and retail units, with an additional ninety-five units in the construction or predevelopment phase.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBvwWd5TD3o
Property tax foreclosures in Wayne County have dropped by 88 percent since 2015, and the City of Detroit levels are at their lowest point since 2008.

The Wayne County Treasurer’s Office (WCTO) presents “Project Zero,” a mini-documentary about office operations and how our public-private partnerships and community investors have assisted in developing our neighborhoods throughout the county. The Wayne County Treasurer has a goal for 2019 of zero foreclosures on owner-occupied homes. The WCTO is doing everything possible to reduce foreclosures, help taxpayers get enrolled into payment plans, and provide resources for residents to obtain financial guidance through their community partners.
 
In this 5 part series, residents in the community are interviewed about their experiences with the WCTO and how their participation has helped to educate and empower all those involved.
 
The data presented in this documentary was compiled between the years of 2015-2018.
 
Michele Oberholtzer, director of the Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project at the United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC), is interviewed in this second segment of Project Zero. Oberholtzer discusses how UCHC works to represent people at risk of losing their housing and provides information on the services they provide.
 
United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization, which provides comprehensive housing assistance to Detroit's low-income residents. Today, the organization is primarily focused on the following areas: landlord-tenant legal counseling, housing placement, tenant organizing, and tax and mortgage foreclosure prevention. (Source- Uchcdetroit.org)
 
Also interviewed is Victoria Kovari, whose previous position was the general manager of the Department of Neighborhoods, City of Detroit. During this time, Kovari talks about the issues with abandoned properties in the city, and steps taken to tackle blight and prevent property tax foreclosure.
 
The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) provides a direct link between the City of Detroit and block clubs, community groups, business owners, faith and school leaders, and everyday residents. The 14-member team includes a district manager and deputy district manager in each City Council district. Their top responsibility is fighting blight and rebuilding and strengthening the fabric of the neighborhoods. Each City Council district also has a business liaison focused on helping neighborhood businesses grow and succeed. The business liaison helps businesses navigate City processes; connect to resources to promote growth; and improve the business environment in neighborhoods. (Source-detroitmi.gov)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AziaC81o2Y
Are you or somebody that you know blind or visually impaired? Our partners can help.
 
The Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides quality, innovative services that increase self-reliance, productivity, and dignity for persons who are blind or visually impaired. They also act as a community liaison and consultant, coordinating services to satisfy the unique needs of their clients while helping to enhance their overall quality of life.

 
For more information
visit their website: https://gdabvi.org/
or download flyer



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5NpwTBks5Y
Do you have housing concerns? Our partners at Southwest Solutions might be able to help!
 
Their free services include:
  • Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
  • Mastering money Management
  • Debt Reduction
  • Banking Basics
  • Developing a Spending Plan
  • Improving credit ratios and savings
  • Consumer protection
  • Fair housing and fair lending
 Visit their website to learn more: http://www.swsol.org/
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66YS4QH5POY
Linda Smith, executive director of U-SNAP-BAC  is interviewed. 
Ms. Smith discusses the history and services that U-SNAP-BAC provides to the community as well as how they work with the Wayne County Treasurer's Office to help taxpayers avoid foreclosure. 
For more information on U-SNAP-BAC, visit their website at http://www.usnapbac.org/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13Waujv7qW8
Title: Brenda Craig Interview.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbnxbakTmLo
Title: Step Forward
This PSA is about Step Forward. The Step Forward Michigan Program is a Non-Profit Housing Corporation that helps Michigan homeowners stay in their homes. The program provides interest-free loans to assist homeowners with mortgages, property taxes, and/or condominium association fees. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oEggxc-A6o
Title: Taxpayer Testimonial
Mary Neely tells her story about how she was facing financial challenges. By working with the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office, she was able to obtain payment assistance and get on an affordable payment plan for her back taxes.  11/29/2018



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scc5nafcmVk
Title: 
Taxpayer Testimonial
Description: Wayne County property taxpayers share their experiences with the Wayne County Treasurer's Office.

https://youtu.be/VfFdnM2-PGM
Title:  Delinquent Tax Forfeiture & Foreclosure Process
Description:  Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree advises on all notices sent to taxpayers. Our goal is ZERO owner occupied properties in the auction!  01/17/18


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir71oDdLnXs
Title: Treasurer Sabree & Judge Mathis Foreclosure Prevention Commercial
Description: Treasurer Sabree and Judge Mathis share a special message to help Wayne County taxpayers avoid property tax foreclosure.  10/20/2017


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj0tDH627oI
Title: Property Tax Foreclosures in Wayne County Reach All Time Low
Description: Treasurer Eric R. Sabree was joined by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Wayne County Executive Warren Evans at a press conference to announce the dramatic decrease in tax foreclosures in Wayne County. 10/20/2017


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPOmNmosSlE&t=5s
Title: Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree at Ecorse Town Hall
Description: At a town hall meeting in Ecorse, Mich. Treasurer Sabree speaks to residents about property tax foreclosure prevention and multiple payment plans and assistance programs offered by the Wayne County Treasurer's Office. 9/20/17


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQDbQ5sDE_0
Description: Recently, The Wayne County Treasurer’s Office interviewed one Wayne County resident who was in danger of losing her home and the two lots connected to her property! With the help of the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office she was able to keep her home and avoid property tax foreclosure! 9/20/17