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Property Tax Appeal Project (PTAP)

The Property Tax Appeal Project (PTAP) organizes and trains student-advocates to help primarily low-income Detroit homeowners appeal their over-assessed property taxes, and reduce the number of illegal foreclosures. The mission of PTAP is twofold: (1) to inspire and educate students on issues related to property tax justice, and (2) to provide a valuable service for low-income communities by helping lower their property taxes within the legal limits of the Michigan Constitution.  Student advocates assist with intake, draft appeal letters and help collect evidence of home damage and neighborhood conditions to be presented each year at the city's March Board of Review. During the 2019-2020 academic year, PTAP was selected to receive the "Outstanding Pro Bono Project" award.

To learn more about the Property Tax Appeal Project, please contact us via e-mail.