How to get a tax deduction on your property (keywords: real estate taxation, home ownership in a hasidic community, kosher properties)
Real estate taxes is the most significant cost for homeowners, and paying it is related to whether or not you are covered by a property tax exemption. Some states have exemptions for religious organizations, but different communities may have different requirements. In New York, for example, a home must be occupied by its owner for more than two years in order to be exempt from property taxes.  In many communities, property taxes are based on the market value of the home, which can change. If the value rises significantly after you buy your home, you may qualify for an exemption based on the cost of building it. 
New York City and all of its five boroughs, as well as many counties in New York State, have an exemption that applies to:
Homes used for worship services or religious study. This includes buildings that are attached to a synagogue or temple.  Homes where a majority of the occupants are students enrolled in a religious school.  This can apply to many different denominations, including yeshivas (Jewish schools) and madrassas (Muslim schools).
How to qualify for a tax deduction on your home , how can you make use of the deductions for housing you have
How can you make use of the deductions for housing you have? To begin with, if you pay more than a quarter of your income each year in rent, you may be able to deduct that amount. If the total exceeds $15,000, or the cost of one year’s rent in an apartment owned by a landlord who is not related to you (see comments for how this applies), that number can be increased by $5,000. Your tax professional will be able to tell you what is deductible and what limitations are available. 
The deduction, which is also available to renters, applies to mortgage interest paid on up to two homes. Homeowners can also deduct funds spent on certain home improvements such as putting in new carpeting or doing major repairs. 
Homeowners with a mortgage can deduct the interest paid to the lender each year, up to $1 million, even if it exceeds $500. The amount over $500 is deductible only for those who the lender chooses to report the interest paid to them. Those who do not get a form, or have had their payment picked up by an employer, can deduct the full $1 million.