Low-income homeowners are eligible for a reduction in property taxes, but must apply every year at the city or township boards of review. The last chance to apply for a 2019 poverty exemption is at the December board of review. Eligibility guidelines and applications for each city and township are available for download. It's important to fill out the application completely and provide all documentation required. Applications should be turned into the city or township assessor by December 1. Contact your local assessor with any questions and to get more detailed information on the board of review schedule.