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Atlanta Civic Circle Housing Affordability

Voters make Atlanta’s school homestead exemption permanent

(Credit: Trinity Nguyen, via Unsplash)

With a down-ballot measure overshadowed by the mayoral contest, city council races, and, of course, baseball, Atlanta homeowners quietly secured a tax break that was set to expire at the end of the year.

The Atlanta School Homestead Exemption, which was architected by state lawmakers with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Board of Education backing, passed with support from the vast majority of voters—more than 80 percent of the nearly 90,000 votes tallied in Fulton and DeKalb counties.

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