Neighbors ask county officials about property assessments

Neighbors ask county officials about property assessments
There are new details about outrageous property assessments across Northeast Ohio neighborhoods.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It’s been a long battle over property values in Cuyahoga County.

Neighbors ask county officials about property assessments

County officials recently did a reassessment of more than 400,000 homes after admitting their computer-generated system may be flawed.

Property values for 21,000 homes were reduced.

There are still many people who say their homes are valued for way more than their worth.

On hursday night, dozens of homeowners got the chance to sit down with county officials to ask questions.

This was an opportunity for many to figure out the steps they need to take to get reappraisals because, as many have found, the steps aren’t easy.

One woman says, within just five years, her Tremont home’s value has increased more than $100,000.

“I’m scared. My family owned the house. I’m the last person in the house after 106 years of us either owning or renting the house," Carol Prusak said.

Many are also concerned about how their elderly and low income neighbors can fight for their homes.

“They have no resources, no way of being able to get repair estimates for their home, be able to get an appraisal. They’re just stuck. They can’t afford to pay that most recent increase," said Fay Harris.

The new home values will be included in bills due in January 2019.

Homeowners still have the chance to file formal appeals through the Cuyahoga County Board of Revision from January 1 through April 1.

You can find out more information on how to appeal by clicking here.

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