Detroit is in a State of Emergency
Detroiters Fight Back – No Justice, No Peace!
Stop Tax Foreclosures of Occupied Homes!
Stop Water Shut-Offs!
Take Back Our City!
Monday, June 8, 12 P.M.
Wayne County Treasurer’s Office
400 Monroe, Downtown Detroit
- Thousands of occupied homes face tax foreclosure and eviction in neighborhoods already devastated by years of racist, predatory mortgage lending by the banks.
- Some 25,000 homes are facing water shutoffs.
- Schools are shuttered while property taxes are diverted to pay off debt service to the banks.
- Youth face joblessness, police brutality, and the school-to-prison pipeline.
On June 8 thousands of occupied homes are scheduled to go into tax foreclosure. The Wayne County Treasurer, under pressure from community protests, was forced to extend the tax foreclosure deadline from March 31 to June 8. Come out to demand a One Year Moratorium on all Tax Foreclosures of Occupied Homes, during which property taxes can be reassessed to reflect real home values; seniors and the poor can be placed into hardship exemptions to which they are entitled; and the $251 million in federal Hardest Hit funds can be accessed to pay off delinquent bills and save homes, not tear them down.
June 8 will launch a Summer of Resistance to Stop Foreclosures and Water Shutoffs, and defend the people of Detroit against the bankers and developers and the politicians who represent their interests.
Action called by members of Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs; Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management; We the People of Detroit; Detroit Eviction Defense; Russell Woods-Sullivan Area Association; Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association; Detroit FIST; IWW; Detroit and Michigan Coalitions Against Tar Sands; People’s Potluck Detroit; St. Peter’s Episcopal Church; and other groups and activists.