Pappas and ABC 7 Chicago team up to host “Black and Latino Houses Matter” Phone Bank on June 16

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June 16, 2021 - 12:00 pm

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Pappas and ABC 7 Chicago team up to host “Black and Latino Houses Matter” Phone Bank on June 16

Treasurer Maria Pappas and ABC 7 Chicago will host her third “Black and Latino Houses Matter” phone bank on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 to keep helping Cook County homeowners find refunds, apply for property tax exemptions and avoid the Tax Sale.

“I am grateful to ABC 7 for teaming up with me again after we found more than $15.2 million owed to taxpayers since March,” Pappas said.

“While the Tax Sale disproportionately impacts Black and Latino homeowners, all Cook County homeowners are welcome to call the phone bank.”

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas with elected officials and Arab community leaders at the Arab American Heritage celebration at Oozi Restaurant April 10, 2019. Photo courtesy of Anthony Caciopo

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas with elected officials at a community event on April 10, 2019. Photo courtesy of Anthony Caciopo

The following are the phone bank details:

Date:                        June 16, 2021

Time:                       12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:                Cook County Treasurer’s Office

Phone Number:     312- 603 – 5105

Samantha Chatman, a consumer investigative reporter with ABC 7’s I-Team, will report on the phone bank throughout the day. A team from the Treasurer’s Office, fluent in Spanish, Polish, Chinese and English, will:

  • Search $76 million in available property tax refunds
  • Check if you are eligible for $46 million in missing tax exemptions
  • Verify if your property is on the Tax Sale list with delinquent taxes


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