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Vote "Yes" on State Referendum A


Voting “Yes” on State Referendum A will benefit Habitat Rabun by granting us an exemption from property taxes on our vacant lots--saving us $1,000 a year!


Long Term Benefits to Habitat Rabun

  • • Rabun County will make more money in the long-run once a home is constructed on the vacant property.


  • Over 70% of Habitat homeowners decrease or get off of government assistance altogether.

  • Children of Habitat homeowners show marked increases in educational performance.

Other Questions


Q: Will the homeowner end up paying property taxes?


A: Yes! The homeowner will pay property taxes on their home based on whatever calculation the local municipality uses—just like any other homeowner.


Q: Will private developers be able to exploit this?


A: No. The exemption only applies to charities who 1) are 501(c)(3), 2) hold the land exclusively for building purposes, and 3) finance homes themselves at 0% interest.


Q: Does Habitat have any other legislative objectives in the coming year?


A: The need for affordable homeownership in Georgia is greater than ever. We hope the legislature will continue to support low-cost homeownership but do not have specific legislation we are promoting at this time.


If you have further questions about State Referendum A, please click here.

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43 Chechero Street

Clayton, GA 30525

706.212.2059

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Habitat for Humanity® Rabun County is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization; therefore, all donations are tax-deductible consistent with IRS Section 170. Our tax ID number is 581813127.

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