#10 THE FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY SETTLE UP WITH DETROITERS WHO HAVE BEEN OVERTAXED
The city of Detroit over-assessed many homeowners for years after the recession in 2008. This led to inflated property tax bills. A Detroit News investigation estimates the amount of over-taxation at around $600 million from 2010-2016. The city has failed to adequately address this issue with residents who have been impacted. More: https://illegalforeclosures.org
2021 was another difficult year for many Detroiters.
The problems we face have been intensified by the failures of Mayor Duggan, Detroit City Council Members and the City Departments that implement their policy. The pains we feel have increased due to the failure of many community leaders to demand better for majority Black Detroit.
Detroit People’s Platform keep it real by ditching the ‘best of’ list to call out the 10 worst failures of 2021
Note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list and our ranking is based on analysis of impact on neighborhoods DPP organizes with. Injustice is rampant in Detroit.
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