Ann Arbor To Put Tax On Ballot to Build Affordable Housing

From the Associated Press — Ann Arbor voters will decide whether to raise millions of dollars through a new property tax to build or acquire housing for people with certain incomes. The 1-mill tax would cost $125 per year for a home with a $125,000 taxable value. City commissioners voted unanimously Monday to put the question on the November ballot. Ann Arbor, the home of the University of
Michigan, has one of the strongest economies in Michigan, although that also means higher housing costs compared to other communities. Council member Zachary Ackerman, a Democrat, said the millage could keep service workers and public employees in Ann Arbor.