To qualify under the renter provisions of the homestead law, the property you rent must be subject to property tax. Contact the county clerk, your landlord, or authorized agent to be sure the property is subject to property tax.
Mobile Home Owner
If you own your mobile home but rent the land or lot it's on, complete the information only for the rent paid on the land.
Low Income Housing
If you rent low income or subsidized housing, check with your landlord to make sure the property is subject to property tax. As a general rule, if you pay your rent to a local housing authority, the property is owned by the city and is not subject to property tax. No homestead refund is allowed on a residence not subject to property tax.
Section Eight Housing
If you rent Section Eight Housing, part or all of your rent is paid by HUD (Housing and Urban Development). You may claim only the portion of rent YOU paid.
Nursing Home, Retirement, or Assisted Living Facility Residents
If the facility in which you are living and paying rent is subject to property tax, enter information only for the rent you paid. If welfare or public assistance funds are paid directly to the nursing home for your rent, you may only use the rent YOU pay.