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

BySamantha Chatman and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, June 17, 2021
$1.7M returned during Black and Latino Houses Matter phone bank.
ABC7 and Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas helped more people get money back, during the Black and Latino Houses Matter phone bank.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Treasurer Maria Pappas and ABC 7 Chicago hosted her third "Black and Latino Houses Matter" phone bank on Wednesday, 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."

The latest event returned $1.7 million in overpaid property taxes and exemptions were returned to homeowners. This was the third time for the phone bank, which has a grand total of $16.9 million returned.

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, :

-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