January 30, 2013
Detroit’s Property Tax Black Hole, in Map Form

What looks like a big hunk of moldy cheese is in fact the property-tax status of 84,861 properties, as logged by Wayne County’s online tax portal. The lighter yellow boxes represent more than 59,000 distressed buildings where the owners haven’t paid their taxes. Squished among them are a honeycomb of orange boxes, indicating that these properties have such a large backlog of delinquent taxes that they’re now subject to foreclosure. (Count those up and you arrive at about 74,000 doomed properties.) The plots shown in red, meanwhile, are the 18,246 properties that have already been foreclosed.
On the bright side, gray areas mean those places don’t have tax issues. Lucky!
Read more. [Image: WDWOT?]

Detroit’s Property Tax Black Hole, in Map Form

What looks like a big hunk of moldy cheese is in fact the property-tax status of 84,861 properties, as logged by Wayne County’s online tax portal. The lighter yellow boxes represent more than 59,000 distressed buildings where the owners haven’t paid their taxes. Squished among them are a honeycomb of orange boxes, indicating that these properties have such a large backlog of delinquent taxes that they’re now subject to foreclosure. (Count those up and you arrive at about 74,000 doomed properties.) The plots shown in red, meanwhile, are the 18,246 properties that have already been foreclosed.

On the bright side, gray areas mean those places don’t have tax issues. Lucky!

Read more. [Image: WDWOT?]

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