To ensure equity in property taxation, assessors should use fair-market value as the starting point for determining property values.
Property tax relief should be equitable, cost-effective, and targeted to homeowners with low and moderate incomes burdened by their property tax bill.
Prior to finalizing annual budget decisions, localities should inform taxpayers of the property tax rate required to maintain revenues at the same level as the
State and local governments should expand and strengthen consumer protections, as well as consumer outreach and education programs.
Higher education institutions should set tuition and fees in a manner that ensures affordability and increases educational opportunities for all, including by establishing innovat
Policymakers should create or extend programs that would address reverse mortgage foreclosures.
Proceeds from reverse mortgages should not affect homeowners’ eligibility for public benefit programs.
State and local governments should require sharing economy companies to ensure that providers have appropriate and adequate insurance coverage to protect b
Individual homeowners, particularly older homeowners, should be able to generate income by renting out their properties on a short-term basis.
When considering bond financing, state and local policymakers should: