Nearly 15,000 homes may be lost to tax sales in Black suburbs

Nearly 15,000 homes in Chicago’s outlying suburban communities that have large Black populations may be lost through tax sales, according to data from the Cook County Treasurer’s office. The suburban city with the most delinquent homes is Harvey. Harvey has 4,604 homes that owe nearly $14.5 million in overdue property taxes. Cook County data does not report delinquent homes by ethnic group, but 66 percent of Harvey’s 24,386 residents are Black, according to the latest U.S. Census figures (see chart below).


You can read more about it here (courtesy of The Chicago Crusader).


For those that have already lost their properties to tax deed, they may qualify for relief from the Indemnity Fund. You can read more about the Indemnity Fund here.