2017-08-07 16:52:29

As Downtown Detroit Gentrifies, Longtime Black Residents Fight Illegal Tax Foreclosures

In Detroit, a recent study found that one in four Detroit properties have been subject to property tax foreclosure between 2011 and 2015—many of which may have been illegal. As downtown Detroit becomes increasingly gentrified, thousands of the city’s longtime residents—mostly African-American families—have lost their homes to foreclosure.

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