New Orleans Spiking Tax Bills Will Force Out Residents

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New Orleans City Council members are open to efforts that would rein in higher property taxes on residents.

The council's concerns came as Together New Orleans, an umbrella organization for various religious and civic groups, presented a report showing a likely substantial impact from this year's reassessment and calling for changes to how the Orleans Parish Assessor's office operates.

Together New Orleans estimated that almost 2,000 households will see their taxes go up by more than $1,000 next year, with some neighborhoods seeing tax increases that represent more than four-percent of the average median income of the residents living there.

Assessor Erroll Williams defended his office's reassessment as a good faith effort to describe the conditions of the current real estate market.

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