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The Quicken Loans Community Fund in conjunction with the City of Detroit and United Community Housing Coalition revealed that 557 properties entered Make It Home, a program developed to help prevent homes from entering the Wayne County foreclosure auction, through direct outreach to 60,000 families living in properties behind on their property taxes. This brings the total number of properties in the Make It Home program to 1,157, according to a news release.
The release says 241 of the 2019 group have had their property taxes paid in full, with the remainder on track for completion within the next 12 months.
"Make It Home takes an incredibly destructive system and uses it to instead build homeownership, wealth and stability for hundreds of Detroit families, and we are grateful for our continued partnership with the City and UCHC," said Laura Grannemann, vice president of the Quicken Loans Community Fund. "Building upon the success of our inaugural repair program, we are thrilled to dedicate an additional $700,000 to ensure these residents are able to fund improvements that make their house feel like a home. Every homeowner should be empowered to make necessary repairs and create the home of their dreams."
"I’m so grateful to everyone – the Quicken Loans Community Fund, the City and UCHC. Make It Home has been a blessing," said lifelong Detroit resident and homeowner Monique Irvin. "Through the repair program, we were able to get all the major projects done in the house. There are still things we need, but this has been a dream come true for me and my family."
Learn more about the Make It Home Program.