Skip To Content
Wayne County Treasurer Public Service Video Announcements 
The Wayne County Treasurer has provided Youtube video public service announcements pertaining to property tax foreclosure.
Property tax foreclosures in Wayne County have dropped by 88 percent since 2015, and the City of Detroit levels are at their lowest point since 2008.

The Wayne County Treasurer’s Office (WCTO) presents “Project Zero,” a mini-documentary about office operations and how our public-private partnerships and community investors have assisted in developing our neighborhoods throughout the county. The Wayne County Treasurer has a goal for 2019 of zero foreclosures on owner-occupied homes. The WCTO is doing everything possible to reduce foreclosures, help taxpayers get enrolled into payment plans, and provide resources for residents to obtain financial guidance through their community partners.
In this 5 part series, residents in the community are interviewed about their experiences with the WCTO and how their participation has helped to educate and empower all those involved.
The data presented in this documentary was compiled between the years of 2015-2018.
Michele Oberholtzer, director of the Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project at the United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC), is interviewed in this second segment of Project Zero. Oberholtzer discusses how UCHC works to represent people at risk of losing their housing and provides information on the services they provide.
United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization, which provides comprehensive housing assistance to Detroit's low-income residents. Today, the organization is primarily focused on the following areas: landlord-tenant legal counseling, housing placement, tenant organizing, and tax and mortgage foreclosure prevention. (Source-
Also interviewed is Victoria Kovari, whose previous position was the general manager of the Department of Neighborhoods, City of Detroit. During this time, Kovari talks about the issues with abandoned properties in the city, and steps taken to tackle blight and prevent property tax foreclosure.
The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) provides a direct link between the City of Detroit and block clubs, community groups, business owners, faith and school leaders, and everyday residents. The 14-member team includes a district manager and deputy district manager in each City Council district. Their top responsibility is fighting blight and rebuilding and strengthening the fabric of the neighborhoods. Each City Council district also has a business liaison focused on helping neighborhood businesses grow and succeed. The business liaison helps businesses navigate City processes; connect to resources to promote growth; and improve the business environment in neighborhoods. (
Are you or somebody that you know blind or visually impaired? Our partners can help.
The Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides quality, innovative services that increase self-reliance, productivity, and dignity for persons who are blind or visually impaired. They also act as a community liaison and consultant, coordinating services to satisfy the unique needs of their clients while helping to enhance their overall quality of life.

For more information
visit their website:
or download flyer
Do you have housing concerns? Our partners at Southwest Solutions might be able to help!
Their free services include:
  • Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
  • Mastering money Management
  • Debt Reduction
  • Banking Basics
  • Developing a Spending Plan
  • Improving credit ratios and savings
  • Consumer protection
  • Fair housing and fair lending
 Visit their website to learn more:
Linda Smith, executive director of U-SNAP-BAC  is interviewed. 
Ms. Smith discusses the history and services that U-SNAP-BAC provides to the community as well as how they work with the Wayne County Treasurer's Office to help taxpayers avoid foreclosure. 
For more information on U-SNAP-BAC, visit their website at
Title: Brenda Craig Interview.
Title: Step Forward
This PSA is about Step Forward. The Step Forward Michigan Program is a Non-Profit Housing Corporation that helps Michigan homeowners stay in their homes. The program provides interest-free loans to assist homeowners with mortgages, property taxes, and/or condominium association fees.
Title: Taxpayer Testimonial
Mary Neely tells her story about how she was facing financial challenges. By working with the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office, she was able to obtain payment assistance and get on an affordable payment plan for her back taxes.  11/29/2018
Taxpayer Testimonial
Description: Wayne County property taxpayers share their experiences with the Wayne County Treasurer's Office.
Title:  Delinquent Tax Forfeiture & Foreclosure Process
Description:  Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree advises on all notices sent to taxpayers. Our goal is ZERO owner occupied properties in the auction!  01/17/18
Title: Treasurer Sabree & Judge Mathis Foreclosure Prevention Commercial
Description: Treasurer Sabree and Judge Mathis share a special message to help Wayne County taxpayers avoid property tax foreclosure.  10/20/2017
Title: Property Tax Foreclosures in Wayne County Reach All Time Low
Description: Treasurer Eric R. Sabree was joined by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Wayne County Executive Warren Evans at a press conference to announce the dramatic decrease in tax foreclosures in Wayne County. 10/20/2017
Title: Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree at Ecorse Town Hall
Description: At a town hall meeting in Ecorse, Mich. Treasurer Sabree speaks to residents about property tax foreclosure prevention and multiple payment plans and assistance programs offered by the Wayne County Treasurer's Office. 9/20/17
Description: Recently, The Wayne County Treasurer’s Office interviewed one Wayne County resident who was in danger of losing her home and the two lots connected to her property! With the help of the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office she was able to keep her home and avoid property tax foreclosure! 9/20/17