Detroit News article here
– By Bernadette Atuahene
Mayor Mike Duggan last week announced that the city’s three-year effort to assess properties based on their market values was, at long last, complete. Standing with the mayor, Detroit’s assessor, Alvin Horhn, said that “for the very first time since I have been here the assessment notices that go out there this week are based on market value.”
Although it seems that this news should be cause for celebration, it is instead highly troublesome.
Using community organizing, direct action and elbow grease, Detroit Eviction Defense works alongside people to keep them in their homes. Whatever your situation, lets see what we can do. Nobody Moves.
We are happy to be cancelling the planned Dec. 17 demonstration in Birmingham in support of Barbara Campbell. The bank has made a settlement offer that will keep Barbara in her home, and she is raising the funds to make it work. If you can help with any amount, there are two options for making a donation:
1) Make your tax deductible contribution by check payable to United Community Housing Coalition. Put on the memo line “Barbara Campbell fund,” and mail it to Detroit Eviction Defense, P.O. Box 24999, Detroit, Mi., 48224. Any amount helps!
2) Make your on-line contribution at: gofundme.com/barbaracampbellfund
Saturday December 10th
St. Johns Church
2120 Russell St. Detroit
A fundraiser for Jennine Spencer featuring musical performances, live poetry, storytelling and food. Proceeds will support Jennine in getting free of property taxes. Solidarity with Detroiters resisting displacement!
Suggested donation of $10. Make checks out to Detroit Eviction Defense or Jennine Spencer
Land Bank gets raided.
“The incident came amid an aggressive effort by federal authorities to get information about how the city and demolition contractors tore down thousands of dilapidated homes since 2014 with millions in federal dollars. The investigation began earlier this year after demolition prices spiked 60% under a new management structure Mayor Mike Duggan put into place after he took office.”
Free Press Article Here
Daniel Murray lost the home he grew up in to the Land Bank’s demolition last July. Although he believed he had paid off the delinquent property tax balance on the property in 2012, the property had already been
foreclosed and transferred to Wayne County. However the City Treasurer’s office took subsequent checks without informing him of the foreclosure.
Murray’s parents purchased the home at 15745 Quincy in 1961, when he was eight. He came back to Detroit in the ‘90s to help his mother, who has since passed away. On April 14, 2014, unbeknownst to Murray, title to his home was transferred to the Detroit Land Bank and the City of Detroit, without posting a notice on the home as required by law, found his home to be a “dangerous building.” Continue reading
Protesters outside of Flagstar Bank in support of Barbara Campell
As Barbara Campell fights to survive one medical disaster after another — cancer, heart surgery, loss of kidney function and 3 strokes — Flagstar Bank is trying to evict her from her Detroit home. Now, after many promises that it wouldn’t do so, the bank is moving to evict Ms. Campbell, who’s a former director of the Girl Scouts.
Chase Bank, Freddie Mac & HUD Are Trying to Evict Another Black Woman in Detroit
HUD oversees Freddie Mac, who bought Tonya’s house for $300. Freddie Mac is who is trying to evict Tonya, but we say she is here to stay. Join us for a rally in front of the HUD offices.
Tonya Pace bought her home from her Grandmother in 2003 to keep it in the family. Tonya had been working with Chase Bank on a modification. The bank was wasting Tonya’s time and gave her the run around, doing the well known “bank paper shuffle” for 9 months. Without notice, Continue reading
Protest in front of the Development company trying to throw out Mary Sanders
Campaign convinces California investor to return Detroit home for little more than what he paid at tax auction.
With support from Detroit Eviction Defense, Mary Jones-Sanders has bought back her home from a California investor who had planned to profit from it.
Because Ms. Sanders is living on a fixed income, she should have gotten a poverty Continue reading