You must be 62 years old or older, or a homeowner of any age who has a handicap. Have been granted a property tax exemption via the Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP), which has recently been renamed the Homeowner Property Exemption (HOPE). The program is intended to give property tax relief to low-income homeowners who qualify.
Those interested in learning more may contact [email protected] or phone (313-224-6380). For the Senior Emergency Home Repair Program, there is now a waiting list that is more than a year in length.
A variety of homeownership tools are available through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, including mortgages, down payment help, foreclosure prevention, education, and counseling. There is a summary of potential incentives offered to prospective or existing homeowners available on the internet:
Please contact the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. if you know of a senior who lives in Michigan’s counties of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, or Washtenaw and who is in need of support. This number is 1-B.