County Treasurer, Jenny Beemer-Fritzinger, is participating in a new property tax foreclosure prevention initiative that will help pay the delinquent taxes, interest and fees of eligible homeowners up to $30,000 from Federal “Hardest Hit” dollars administered by the Michigan Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) under the program name, Step Forward Michigan, Loan Rescue Program (www. stepforwardmichigan.org). In addition to delinquent property tax aide, homeowners may also be eligible for help with delinquent mortgages.
To be eligible for the program homeowners must have a qualifying involuntary hardship (Examples:
job loss, reduction of income, medical condition, death, divorce, disability, one-time critical expense, etc…) and meet the following requirements: Beemer offers foreclosure protection Be a Michigan resident; be a legal U.S. citizen or a legal alien; occupy the property as your primary residence; have a qualifying involuntary hardship; and have limited cash reserves.The rescue funds provided to homeowners are not required to be paid back as long as the homeowner remains in the home for five years. These funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis statewide.
If you feel you meet the aforementioned criteria, please apply online at www.stepforwardmichigan. org or call 1-866-946-7432.