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Report: Detroit Landlords Get Aid, Ignore Taxes

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DETROIT (AP) - A newspaper report says about one in four Detroit landlords paid to rent to poor families through a state program collectively owe the city at least $5 million in back taxes.

The Detroit News is reporting Friday its investigation looked at payments through the state's Housing Choice Voucher program. Federal and state guidelines for the rental assistance known as Section 8 don't require that all landlords pay.

Experts said the 26 percent delinquency rate among landlords is another example of dysfunction in Detroit, which struggles with tax collection. In comparison, records show 6 percent of Wayne County landlords receiving the subsidy owed taxes.

The state says it doesn't check for tax debt because there's no federal requirement. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Detroit News full story:  Detroit landlords cash in on rent aid, ignore tax bills



 
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