Towns Take Property Tax Exemption Fight To NJ High Court

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 4:43 PM EST) -- Nine New Jersey municipalities told the state Supreme Court Tuesday that nonprofit Advance Housing Inc. should not be exempt from state property taxes because it offers government-subsidized housing and counseling support to the psychiatrically disabled but does not require that tenants participate in counseling.

Specifically, the municipalities in Bergen County argue that Advance Housing is trying to hold up its subsidiary Advance Housing 2000 as a charitable organization that would normally qualify for property tax exemptions when it primarily functions much like a private landlord that...
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