Damani Partridge helped put together a report that surveyed overtaxed Detroit residents on how they'd like to best be compensated.
From the Detroit Metro Times:
"The city of Detroit made an extraordinary admission about five years ago: It overtaxed homeowners by at least $600 million between 2010 and 2016.
The illegal, inflated property tax assessments resulted in an estimated 100,000 Detroiters, most of them Black, losing their homes to foreclosure.
The Michigan Constitution prohibits property from being assessed at more than 50% of its market value. Between 2010 and 2016, the city assessed properties at as much as 85% of their market value.
To this day, residents have not been compensated for losing their homes or paying more than they owed in property taxes.
The Coalition for Property Tax Justice, a group of advocates for impacted homeowners, is trying to change that. The coalition surveyed more than 200 overtaxed residents to determine how they want to be compensated. The findings were published in a report released Thursday."