Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jul 18, 2018 To some, Detroit is “America’s next great comeback city,” but from the living room of Hattie Smith’s soft-white bungalow, that comeback has been far more modest. “I’ve been in this house now 41 years,” the 72-year-old said. She talked about her west side neighborhood’s decline since she moved there in the 1970s. “They are trying to revive the neighborhood. But, as far as I’m concerned, they are taking their time.” Five years ago Wednesday, Detroit became the largest municipality in the United States to enter into bankruptcy after decades of facing suburban flight, mismanagement, corruption and then sliding into financial insolvency. Since Detroit emerged from bankruptcy in late 2014, the billions of dollars that have been invested in new developments in highly visible parts of the Detroit — … [Read more...] about A Detroit neighborhood asks: When will the city’s comeback reach us?
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Vera Artis would seem to be a perfect fit for the state program created decades ago to ease the property tax burden on homeowners with modest incomes.She has no major assets beyond the tidy East Baltimore townhouse that she and her husband, now deceased, bought in the 1980s. Social Security and a pension bring in just $16,000 a year. "Money," she says, "is tight."And in fact, based on her income, the state would have picked up more than half of her $1,280 property tax bill this year — if only she had known to apply for the help.The subsidy that Artis, 61, is missing out on is called the Homeowners' Property Tax Credit, not to be confused with the Homestead Property Tax Credit open to all homeowners regardless of wealth.To qualify for the homeowners' credit, applicants cannot have household income over $60,000 or assets of $200,000 or more, excluding their primary residence and retirement savings. In some cases, the credit can wipe out a homeowner's entire annual property tax … [Read more...] about Many don’t know about tax break for lower-income homeowners
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Leann Silhan and Chad Stockton weren't even looking for a new house when they discovered the neighborhood they now call home.But they fell for Butchers Hill when they visited one of Silhan's colleaugues and found spacious, high-ceilinged homes more than double the size of a standard city rowhouse."We actually couldn't believe the size of their house," Stockton said. "We had no idea these houses were here."Silhan and Stockton toured the neighborhood later in that summer of 2014. Along with the grand homes along the streets, they noticed an eclectic, artsy vibe. They saw baby strollers on marble steps outside many of the homes. They walked a block down the street to sprawling Patterson Park, which sits at the edge of the neighborhood.They sold their home in Federal Hill and moved into their East Pratt Street home in October 2014.Often overlooked in favor of the more densely populated neighborhoods of Fells Point and Canton to the south, Butchers Hill has undergone a quiet but steady rise … [Read more...] about Carving out new interest in Baltimore’s Butchers Hill