In last week’s Advisory, we reported that Ohio Governor Mike DeWine had signed S.B.57 (the “Bill”) which allows for applying to reduce real property taxes due to circumstances directly related to COVID-19.
Also contained within the Bill are provisions which solidify the exemption from real property taxes for §501(c)(3) organizations which provide supported housing to individuals diagnosed with “mental illness or substance use disorder.” Often, such supported housing operates in tandem with so-called “wrap around services” providing such individuals with access to treatment and vocational job assistance services. The goal is to stabilize the given person’s housing situation so that they might better benefit from the other services offered.
The Bill clarifies and solidifies this exemption for supported housing and applies to all matters pending before any Ohio tribunal addressing such potential real property tax exemptions.
If you have any questions about this topic, please contact Dana Rose or your Weston Hurd attorney.