DETROIT, July 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayne County
Treasurer Eric R. Sabree is pleased
to announce that his office has accepted payments and donations
from private donors to help taxpayers save their homes from
property tax foreclosure by paying off their 2014 taxes, It was
"Our office has worked diligently to educate the public about
ways to avoid property tax foreclosure. Recently, we had over 2,700
people in owner occupied properties that owed less than a
$1,000 on 2014 delinquent property
taxes. Our staff contacted each taxpayer and as a result,
many paid taxes and the numbers decreased drastically," said
U-SNAP-BAC Non-Profit Housing Corporation contributors donated
$48,867.46 to help taxpayers save
their homes. Executive Director of U-SNAP-BAC Non-Profit Housing
Corporation Linda Smith says this
donation was essential.
"I'm excited because this will allow families to remain in their
homes with the support of this donation. For us, we would like to
also offer the families financial coaching and education so that
next year when the taxes come due they're not in jeopardy of losing
their home again," said Smith. "We hope to assist them with setting
up some type of banking account where they can deposit money on a
monthly basis so, next year they will have the funds."
Founder and CEO of Captain Jay's Fish & Chicken and Captain
Jays Care & Share Foundation Abdallah Sheik, heard about the
opportunity to help and immediately offered his assistance and
asked others to do the same.
"I do not want to see anyone lose their home and be out on the
streets of Detroit. Some of them
are my clients and I like to give back to the community," said
Sheik. "I will never have enough, but I would like to be an
example. The goal is to be able to set an example for other
business owners in the City to do the same. If other people get
together and do this, we will be able to help people save their
homes and build up Detroit and
help the community."
Captain Jays Care & Share Foundation donation is
$15,359.41 to support this cause.
Sheik's foundation partnered with Life for Relief and Development
in this effort and they will contribute $5,000 for a combined total contribution of
$20,359.41. Taxpayers were chosen
through a random selection process.
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