How would renters be affected if the levy increase is approved by voters?
Because renters do not pay property taxes directly, they may not be affected. Individual landlords who own the rental properties pay for property taxes, and some may choose to pass on any tax increase to their renters through a rent increase. To help offset any increases, renters may be eligible for the Renter's Property Tax Refund. The refund is based on household income and how much property tax was paid through rent, as indicated by your landlord on their annual Certificate of Rent Paid. Learn more here.