This April, the District received another significant round of property tax payments from Shiloh Baptist Church for Shiloh's portfolio of vacant properties in Shaw. In all, Shiloh paid $94,835.03 in property taxes this April (see my breakdown by property below), bringing Shiloh's grand total for property tax payments since 2005 to $445,984.38 (assuming I've correctly transcribed every number from the Real Property Assessment Database correctly, which is a slightly cumbersome task). I believe another round of taxes -- for roughly the same amount as those received this April -- will be due this November.
In addition to property taxes, Shiloh paid for numerous repairs to its vacant buildings last year, repairs which were prompted by several condemnations. According to their final "Take the [Condemnation] Signs Down" fundraising report, Shiloh spent $185,765.00 on those repairs. In all, therefore, the church has spent (at least) $631,749.38 on these properties blighting our neighborhood since 2005.