February 2024 Legislative Update as LVT Gains Traction

February 2024 Legislative Update as LVT Gains Traction

During the short legislative session, we are preparing for the next full session in 2025 to advance our package of bills. Here’s a recap of our recent and current efforts:Governor’s Housing Production Advisory Council (HPAC): The Council’s recommendations for...
Could this obscure tax idea reshape American housing?

Could this obscure tax idea reshape American housing?

Over the last six months, an obscure housing policy idea has emerged as one of the most talked about proposals to revive Detroit, Michigan — an idea that could potentially spur development on the city’s vast amount of vacant property as well as lower the city’s...
Henry George School of Chicago’s new land acknowledgement

Henry George School of Chicago’s new land acknowledgement

At the Chicago School’s Yearly Board Election Meeting which was held on December 13th, the board unanimously voted to have both a land and labor acknowledgement. Land Acknowledgment for HGS We recognize that this land was occupied by other folks beforeus.Some of...
Land Value Taxes—What They Are and Where They Come From

Land Value Taxes—What They Are and Where They Come From

Chicago Fed Letter, No. 489, November 2023 By Elizabeth Kepner , Rick Mattoon Changes to property tax structures, including the introduction of split-rate taxation, have been seeing increased interest from policymakers. Split-rate property taxation is rooted in the...