Tax Foreclosure Prevention
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Tax Foreclosure Prevention


5 Ways to Prevent Property Tax Foreclosure 

  1. If your property is your home, or principle residence, make certain that you have claimed a "Principle Residence Exemption" on your income tax.
  2. If you did not file an income tax return, you may be eligible for a Homestead Property Tax Credit from the State of Michigan.
  3. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you may claim a poverty exemption.
  4. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you may also claim a hardship extension, granting you more time to pay your back taxes without losing your property.
  5. Contact the Office of Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner or your local treasurer immediately if you are having trouble paying your property taxes.

Oakland County Resources that can Help You!
Human Services, Housing Counseling, Employment Training and General Assistance Contact Information:

  Oakland County Department of Human Services

  United Way of Oakland County

  Oakland County Housing Counseling Services


 Oakland County Veteran Services

  Community Housing Network, Inc.
 248-928-0111 ext. 1380

  Lighthouse of Oakland County

  Michigan Works! (employment training)

  Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency

  Gleaners Food Bank

 Community Services of Oakland County

  Common Ground Sanctuary (24-hr. crisis helpline)

 Oakland County Foreclosure Prevention Initiative

  HAVEN (domestic violence 24-hr. crisis helpline)

  Oakland County Health Department

  CARE House