BGR Analyzes Constitutional Amendment on Housing Tax Exemptions

• Bureau of Governmental Research

Overview

On the Ballot: Housing Tax Exemptions in New Orleans, October 12, 2019 reviews Constitutional Amendment No. 4, which would allow the City of New Orleans to exempt from taxation properties with up to 15 residential units located within Orleans Parish to promote affordable housing.

This report is the latest in BGR’s On the Ballot series, which provides voters with objective, nonpartisan analysis of significant ballot propositions in the New Orleans metropolitan area. In producing On the Ballot reports, BGR recommends positions consistent with its mission of promoting informed public policy and the effective use of public resources for the improvement of local government. On the Ballot reports bring to light the strengths and weaknesses of ballot propositions and assess the potential for government expenditures or actions to efficiently achieve beneficial outcomes for citizens.

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