Big money set to arrive in July for families: Here’s what to do to get it

It will take a village to make sure that a complicated, and potentially confusing, expanded Child Tax Credit gets big money to the families who need it the most.

In Detroit, volunteers actually will be going block-by-block, door-to-door in key neighborhoods that have clusters of lower-income families with children, from newborns through age 17, to alert people who typically aren’t required to file tax returns that they need to get on board with this newly expanded tax credit. 

Jessica Brown, director of strategic initiatives and special projects for the Community Development Advocates of Detroit, said training of the volunteers will take place soon with visits planned for early August to get the word out about how to make sure you get the money, if you qualify. 

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