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Research suggests increased property tax rates impact low-income communities hardest


Spiking property taxes has many homeowners concerned in Hamilton County. Now a pair of new reports find Ohio's property tax assessment were not spread equally among all residents. According to the research, residents in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color saw their tax bills increase roughly twice as much as residents in white or high-income communities.

On Cincinnati Edition, we discuss the recent tax increases, why some residents are paying more, and the potential impacts on local communities.


  • Junia Howell, Ph.D., director, eruka
  • LaTonya Springs, assistant director, Housing Opportunities Made Equal

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