A program to keep Detroiters in their homes is nearing a deadline for applications. 

The last day to apply for the city’s Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP), a property tax exemption for low-income homeowners, is Dec. 14. Residents can apply online, over the phone or even at the TCF Center in early December. 

The city is encouraging residents to apply to the program as soon as possible. The Wayne County Treasurer’s office in March halted foreclosures through the end of the year. 

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Residents who qualify for HPTAP might also be eligible for the Wayne County Treasurer’s Pay As You Stay Program (PAYS), which reduces back tax debt. 

Applications for HPTAP are being reviewed and approved on an on-going basis by the city’s