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Michigan

Program Overview

Michigan’s Homestead Property Tax Credit is how the State of Michigan can help pay some of your property taxes. Homestead refers to the place where you have your permanent home. The credit, for most people, is based on a comparison between property taxes and total household resources. Homeowners pay property taxes directly, while renters pay them indirectly with their rent. The maximum credit is $1,500. Renters age 65+, whose rent is more than 40% of their total household resources, may qualify for an alternative credit. Homeowners may also be eligible for a Principal Resident Exception that exempts taxes levied by a local school district.

How to Volunteer

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities with Property Tax-Aide. You can help people in your community to get property tax relief while learning new skills and meeting new people. Contact us at [email protected] we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.  (Network Engagement Mgr will follow up with email and schedule info session.)

Property Tax-Aide Volunteer Roles

Property Tax-Aide Volunteers

  1. Complete Property Tax-Aide application tool training successfully
  2. Assist residents with completing Property Tax-Aide eligibility and application using the digital tool
  3. Available to serve throughout the state (in-person or virtually)

Group Leaders

  1. Coordinate and schedule local Property Tax-Aide events
  2. Identify and coordinate locations for place-based, in-person appointments within geographic area
  3. Serve as the site lead for in-person or place-based operations
  4. Serve as the lead for a small group of volunteers within the same geographic area
  5. Onboard and support new Property Tax-Aide volunteers

State Leaders

  1. Recruit, onboard and assign District Coordinators
  2. Assist Group Leaders with identifying and coordinating locations for place-based, in-person appointments
  3. Schedule and advertise Property Tax-Aide events through local media and AARP State offices
  4. Distribute technology assets such as Chromebooks, printers or hot spots
  5. Distribute training materials provided by Property Tax-Aide staff at AARP Foundation headquarters
  6. Serve as the main point-of-contact with Property Tax-Aide staff at AARP Foundation headquarters
  7. Perform or delegate user acceptance testing of the Property Tax-Aide Digital Tool software for their state’s property tax relief application
  8. Process volunteer reimbursement requests

Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan: Housing Bureau for Seniors

Property Tax-Aide Season is:
Closed
Unavailable for appointments
Address:
3621 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

RSVP of Kent County Senior Neighbors

Property Tax-Aide Season is:
Closed
Unavailable for appointments
Address:
678 Front Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Sowing Empowerment and Economic Development

Property Tax-Aide Season is:
Closed
Unavailable for appointments
Address:
8570 Grandmont Ave.
Detroit, MI 48228

United Community Housing Coalition

Property Tax-Aide Season is:
Closed
Unavailable for appointments
Address:
2727 2nd Avenue Detroit, MI 48201
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