eviction http://michiganradio.org en Home foreclosures falling in Michigan, but many are not leaving their former homes http://michiganradio.org/post/home-foreclosures-falling-michigan-many-are-not-leaving-their-former-homes <p>The number of homes in Michigan in foreclosure has dropped to its lowest level since 2005.</p><p></p><p>Foreclosure filings in Michigan have been steadily declining for the past three and a half years.</p><p></p><p>Daren Bloomquist is with Realty Trac. He says banks are now dealing with the problem of getting former owners or tenants to move out of their foreclosed homes.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:17:55 +0000 Steve Carmody 17178 at http://michiganradio.org Home foreclosures falling in Michigan, but many are not leaving their former homes ACLU seeks to prevent eviction of domestic violence victim http://michiganradio.org/post/aclu-seeks-prevent-eviction-domestic-violence-victim <p>The American Civil Liberties Union and the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan&nbsp; have asked the Inkster Housing Commission to drop its effort to evict a pregnant woman from one of its apartments. They say the Commission is evicting her because of domestic violence she has suffered while a tenant.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:42:24 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15562 at http://michiganradio.org ACLU seeks to prevent eviction of domestic violence victim Kalamazoo County Commission takes up 'homeless' tax http://michiganradio.org/post/kalamazoo-county-commission-takes-homeless-tax <p>The Kalamazoo County Commission&nbsp;Tuesday will discuss taxing&nbsp;home owners to help others avoid homelessness.</p><p>A coalition of groups wants the commission to agree to let voters decide later this&nbsp;year on a proposal to add a one-tenth mil increase on their property tax bills. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The&nbsp;&nbsp;added property&nbsp;tax would raise about&nbsp;$800 thousand&nbsp; over four years.</p><p>The money would fund programs to prevent evictions, as well as provide&nbsp;vouchers for short-term and long-term housing.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 6287 at http://michiganradio.org Kalamazoo County Commission takes up 'homeless' tax