Washtenaw County Treasurer
Catherine McClary, CPFO, CPFIM
Smart & Thrifty Energy Expo
Catherine McClary, Washtenaw County Treasurer, is hosting a Smart & Thrifty Energy Expo, open to the public, on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Washtenaw County Learning Resources Center (LRC). This event will provide information on ways to decrease energy consumption and energy costs. Topics and presentations will include:
- Simple, common sense methods for conserving energy
- Home preparation, modification and weatherization
- New energy-saving products and appliances
- Alternative energy source options
The Learning Resource Center is located at the County Service Center on Washtenaw Avenue at Hogback Road. Local energy service providers and home improvement retailers will be represented at this event with displays and interactive exhibits, and energy conservation specialists will be available with practical advice for keeping energy use and energy costs under control throughout the winter months and beyond.
2014 Home Ownership Education Classes
The Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP) provides regular pre-purchase homebuyer educational seminars throughout the year as well as individual pre-purchase housing counseling with certified housing counselors by appointment. Some of the information covered in this pre-purchase homebuyer readiness education includes:
o Finding the right house for you
o How to finance your home
o Working with Lenders & Realtors
o Home inspections
o Property taxes & insurance
o And so much more!
For more Information on the Washtenaw Housing Education Partners Homebuyer Education Program, please read the registration packet and call (734) 997-1678. The latest schedule of classes is now available.
NOTE: Completion of both a homebuyer readiness seminar and individual housing counseling is required for any individuals interested in pursuing down payment assistance programs or affordable homeownership opportunities.
Step Forward Michigan Offering Assistance to Homeowners Struggling With Property Tax and/or Mortgage Payments
Washtenaw County residents who qualify for the program can receive up to $30,000 in one-time assistance to pay past due property taxes, or taxes and mortgage payments combined.
Homeowners who all ready received Hardest Hit assistance cannot re-apply, however clients that previously applied and were ineligible because they were outside program parameters may reopen their application under the updated guidelines. Please visit www.StepForwardMichigan.org to apply, or for more information on the program.
Important Notice to Taxpayers of the New Ypsilanti Community School District
As a result of the consolidation of the Ypsilanti and WIllow Run school districts, in 2013 and going forward, property owners in the Willow Run School District (81150) will now have all school taxes levied on the Summer Tax Bill that had been previously levied on the Winter Tax Bill. For more information, please read the full alert linked below, or contact your local Treasurer.
A variety of free seminars offering housing counseling and financial literacy education
Homestead Property Tax Credit Update
The State has made changes modifying eligibility requirements for the Homestead Property Tax Credit. Check the link above to view the major changes, and where to get more information on eligibility.
A listing of past news stories from our front page.
Washtenaw County Treasurer Catherine McClary, CPFO, CPFIM
The County Treasurer is authorized by the Michigan Constitution and State law to serve as the County's Banker and Investment Officer. The Treasurer's primary responsibilities are to safeguard public funds and to collect and account for the revenue used to operate programs for County residents.
Mission of the County Treasurer
To model best practices in cash and financial management through effective internal controls and a cohesive, talented team. To fulfill customer need through communication, outreach, and education.
Washtenaw County Treasurer's Office
200 North Main St, Suite 200
P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645