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Homestead Property Tax Credit

By Jadranko Tomic-Bobas,, Hotline Managing Attorney For many, living in Michigan is a dream come true. It has the perfect mix of recreation and industry, you get a beautiful blend of all four seasons, and wherever you are you are never far from a beautiful freshwater coastline. However, for many low income households, simply paying property taxes to live here can become an overwhelming financial burden. It is for this reason that … Continue reading Homestead Property Tax Credit

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Sale of an Occupied Rental Property

By Julia Miller, Legal Intern Renting can be a great alternative to buying your home, especially for those who move a lot, students, people who cannot afford or cannot get loans to buy a home, or for seniors who may not be sure how long they will be able to live independently. While renting a property can offer a degree of flexibility, there are always … Continue reading Sale of an Occupied Rental Property

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Secondhand Wardrobe

by Mary Beth Daley, Staff Accountant Are you a budget conscious senior who still has a passion for fashion? Do you have a closet or two that needs a good decluttering? Are you committed to reducing your carbon footprint and preserving this earth for future generations? Are you someone who enjoys the thrill of the hunt…searching for buried treasures? If you answered yes to any, or all, … Continue reading Secondhand Wardrobe

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September is Healthy Aging Month

By Rachael Savoie, Office Manager September is Healthy Aging Month! Healthy Aging Month was first introduced about two decades ago when baby boomers were about to turn 50. Healthy Aging Month is centered around adults ages 45-plus, to provide information and practical ideas to help improve physical, mental, social, and financial well-being. The creator of September is Healthy Aging Month is Carolyn Worthington. She is also the … Continue reading September is Healthy Aging Month

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Spread Some Cheer, Adopt-a-Grandparent This Year

By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist Many of us hope that when we are older, we are surrounded by those who love us and care for us. We also hope to live in a safe, warm, and comfortable place to call home. We look forward to having loved ones come to visit and to keep us company. Even though this goal doesn’t seem difficult to achieve, … Continue reading Spread Some Cheer, Adopt-a-Grandparent This Year

Resources: New DOJ Interactive Map and Limited English Proficiency Visualization

By Darling Garcia, J.D., L.L.M., Director of Community Services The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division has a new Language Map App that can help you determine the number of Limited English Proficient individuals in your state. The map can provide detail data from county, municipality, and which languages individuals speak. The interactive Language App Map provides a breakdown by state and it is fairly user friendly. … Continue reading Resources: New DOJ Interactive Map and Limited English Proficiency Visualization

Be An Angel Day 2017

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator Jayne Howard Feldman started Be An Angel Day back in 1993 as a way to encourage people to do random acts of kindness. Although it is nice to have an official day to raise awareness, it really should be a part of our daily lives that we never need reminding. It is much easier than we think, and more impactful than … Continue reading Be An Angel Day 2017