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Opportunity of a Lifetime for First-Time Buyers

posted Feb 4, 2009, 8:40 AM by Maria deVoogd

For aspiring home owners who find their goal stubbornly elusive, newly enacted legislation providing a tax credit of as much as $7,500 for first-time home buyers might just be the opportunity of a lifetime.

But like so many of the good things in life, time is of the essence for buyers who want to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity. Only homes purchased on or after April 9, 2008 and before July 1, 2009 are eligible. Use the links below to learn more about the tax credit.

See the attached link for more information -

Tax Assistance for Senior-Macomb County

posted Feb 3, 2009, 11:29 AM by Maria DeVoogd

Region EITC Outreach Flyer

posted Feb 3, 2009, 10:52 AM by Maria DeVoogd

The final EITC flyers for 2009 outreach. Feel free to circulate widely

Free Tax Preperation and Wealth Building-Wayne County

posted Jan 29, 2009, 10:12 AM by Maria DeVoogd

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency and the Wayne County Asset Building Coaltion have once again partnered to provide free tax services to families throughout Wayne County

Money Back in Michigan

posted Jan 29, 2009, 10:02 AM by Maria DeVoogd

The Michigan League for Human Services has released its 2009 filing season edition of “Money Back in Michigan.” Many of you  may be familiar with the info packet on the following link, which provides information on federal and state tax credits and deductions that are available to low-income workers. Please distribute this packet to others who find it useful, including sending this link out to your listserves and networks if appropriate. Feel free also to make photocopies as desirable. We would like to see as many working families as possible take advantage of the tax credits available to them, including the brand-new state earned income credit.


If you have any questions about this information, please contact Peter Ruark at or phone at 517-487-5436.

Macomb County Event

posted Jan 9, 2009, 1:13 PM by Maria DeVoogd

The Macomb County Asset Building Coalition is hosting an event on asset building to help families move to a brighter future.  "Rebuilding Together" is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 17th ,  2009 from 10am-2:00pm.  Participants will learn how to become credit worthy, understand bankruptcy and budgeting and assisted with foreclosure counseling. Furthermore they can sign up for free tax preparation and become aware of programs available to help individuals purchase homes.  We will have resources and information on utility assistance, health, financial education and much much more. This event will be located at Warren City Hall, (One City Square 1/4 mile north of 12 mile, east of Van Dyke) is free and open to the public.

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