Pappas and ABC 7 Chicago team up to host again "Black and Latino Houses Matter" Phone Bank on May 12

Treasurer Maria Pappas and ABC 7 Chicago will host her second "Black and Latino Houses Matter" phone bank on May 12, 2021 to help Cook County homeowners find refunds, apply for property tax exemptions and avoid the Tax Sale, Pappas said today.

"I am grateful to ABC 7 for teaming up with me again after we found more than $12.5 million owed to taxpayers in 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 following are the phone bank details:

  • Date: May 12, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 a.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 out 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