When the Great Recession walloped Detroit, thousands of people fell behind on property taxes and lost their homes. Today, entire blocks look like ghost towns. It turns out that hundreds of millions of dollars on those delinquent tax bills never should have been charged in the first place. For people who’ve hung onto their homes with vacancies all around them, they have the worst neighbor in town: the government.
The lost homes of Detroit
By Reveal • Jan 10, 2020