NJ High Court Grants Tax Exemption For Psychiatric Housing

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday granted charitable tax-exempt status to a nonprofit that offers housing for the psychiatrically disabled, rejecting a claim by nine municipalities that the organization doesn't qualify because it doesn’t require tenants to undergo counseling.

New Jersey’s high court unanimously affirmed an October 2011 appellate decision that granted Advance Housing Inc. exemption from state property taxes, reversing a tax court decision, finding that Advance’s housing services and its counseling support are interlinked, and therefore both are charitable.

Nine Bergen County municipalities...
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