Reappraisal of Homes Damaged by Hurricane Harvey!
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As the year comes to a close, citizens of Texas will begin to pay their property taxes. As many of you know, a large amount of Southeast Texas's homes were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. As of October, the State has done nothing to push or allow the reappraisals of homes in Harris or Galveston county which is allowed if the area is/was under a state of disaster declared by the Governor. If these homes are not reappraised, their owners will be forced to pay taxes on the value of their homes BEFORE Harvey. Many of these homes have decreased in value due to flooding by a large amount, and if I had to guess, most of them are 50-70% less of their appraised values at the beginning of the year. If this petition gets enough support, maybe the state will call for reappraisals of disaster areas. I have addressed this petition to the comptroller who is in charge of tax revenue in Texas. I also made this petition for a grade in my GOV 310L class, but I do really care about this subject as my hometown South of Houston was effected tremendously.
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