It is been several months since you have heard from us about Cleveland’s residential tax abatement policy. Thank you to everyone who participated in the community listening sessions we hosted with partners earlier this year! Those sessions were part of a study the city was doing about its residential tax abatement policy. Now we are ready to host online community meetings for sharing the study results.
During each meeting, the lead researchers will present the results of the study and review their recommendations; there will also be an opportunity for discussion and feedback. Please register below for the meeting that works with your schedule and the Zoom link for the meeting will be provided after registration.
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The City of Cleveland’s Residential Tax Abatement Study
Here is the final version of the City of Cleveland’s Residential Tax Abatement Study we will hear about during the community meetings.
You’ll see that it includes quantitative data on the tax abatements, the economic impact of abatements, feedback from stakeholders, and results from the community engagement in which you participated. It also makes recommendations to the City of Cleveland.
This study is the first step toward any potential changes to the residential tax abatement policy. The study and its recommendations will also be presented to Cleveland City Council for their discussion and implementation. This means there will continue to be opportunities to advocate for housing policies that works all Clevelanders at a local and state level — your voice is still needed in this process.
If you have questions or need assistance with Zoom, please contact Kaela Geschke.
If you cannot make either of the meeting times the presentation will be recorded and shared here. Read more about our work hosting community listening sessions here.