Article ID: 302
Posted Date: March 10, 2010
Last Updated: March 14, 2011
I understand that the City sells houses for one dollar. Is that true?
No. We simply do not have a list of city houses for sale to the public for one dollar. About once a year, the City receives a deed from the State of Michigan for tax reverted property. Almost all of this property consists of vacant lots, many where we have previously torn down a condemned house. We rarely, if ever receive deeds for lots with standing structures, and when we do, our policy is to first make them available to nonprofit agencies such as Neighborhoods Inc. or Habitat for Humanity for rehabilitation and resale.