The Al-Muneer Foundation had its applications for exemptions repeatedly denied and had to fight back foreclosure. For nonprofits with city contracts, like the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center, difficulties with exemptions and debt can jeopardize their funding.
TakeRoot supports community organizations resisting private development by providing strategic and legal advice on the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) and helping negotiate and enforce contracts for community benefits, which are often called community benefits agreements (CBAs) or cooperation
Charity organizations own buildings that house daycares and mosques, arts organizations and churches, food pantries and theaters; they own land for community gardens, playgrounds and farms. State law is clear that they are all entitled to property tax exemptions from