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Texas Legislature 2023

Why tax policy experts fear the Texas House plan to lower property taxes could have dire ripple effects

Both the House and the Senate’s proposals on property tax cuts would give modest savings to the typical Texas homeowner, but critics say the House plan could create vast inequities and disproportionately benefit wealthy homeowners.

A home purchased through the Community Land Trust, a nonprofit organization that aims to make homeownership affordable for low-income households, sits in Acres Homes in Houston, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. Despite its goal of creating more than 1,000 permanently affordable homes in five years, the Community Land Trust has only 100 homes in its trust and the city of Houston may cut its funding significantly.

What’s on the table

Side effects of the appraisal cap


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