Friday, August 17, 2007

Amazing Video

This is an amazing video from Drowling Pool. It's available on ThisIsForTheSoldiers.org courtesy of the Iraq & Afganistan Veterans of America.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Rouge Park Meeting Cancelled

The Friends of Rouge Park have canceled their planning meeting for this evening. They will instead discuss plans for their upcoming 5K run in Rouge Park at their general membership meeting on Wednesday, August 15 at 6 p.m. in St. Suzanne's Church (9357 Westwood - (313) 838-6780).

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Tax Cuts On Their Way

According to a press release issued by Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick, the City's Finance Department has started mailing applications for a discount on property taxes. Individuals who live in the Warrendale neighborhood, west of the Southfield Freeway, are eligible for discount on their property taxes beginning in 2008.

The Detroit City Council has approved Mayor Kilpatrick's proposal to designate 22 more neighborhoods as Neighborhood Empowerment Zones. This approval will bring property tax discounts of 18 - 35% for eligible homeowners, provided that they make at least $500 in improvements to their homes. The discounts last for up to 15 years.

However, the discount isn't automatic. You have to apply in order to get it. These applications should arrive shortly and are due no later than October 1, 2007.

Home Repair Grants for Seniors

The Housing Services Division of the City's Department of Planning & Development will award $3 million in grants to low-income senior citizens for home repairs as part of their Senior Emergency Home Repair Program. Grants of up to $12,000 are available to low-income seniors aged 65 and older as well as to physically disabled persons aged 55 or older.

There will be a citywide drawing for these grants on Saturday, September 29 at 9 a.m. in the Cobo Conference/ Exhibition Center. Seniors need not be present to receive these grants.

These grants can be used for:
  • Furnaces;
  • Plumbing;
  • Roofs;
  • Electrical;
  • Structural; and
  • Building Code Violations.
For more information, please call the Housing Services Division at (313) 224-3461 or (313) 628-2565.