Key Finding 5
Tenants Want the First Chance to Buy Tax Foreclosed Homes
Tenants who face tax foreclosure should not suffer the consequences of their landlord’s neglect. Tenants should have the first opportunity to buy the home they’ve been renting for the cost of the property taxes owed. The City of Detroit has, and should continue to, exercise its Right of Refusal through the Make it Home program to pull rental properties from the auction process and make homeownership possible for tenants.