United Church of Christ Attorney Heather Kimmel sent the following notice to Conference Ministers just before Christmas, 2017:
“Many of you have been watching with interest the housing allowance case in the Western District of Wisconsin. As you know, the judge determined that the housing allowance provision was unconstitutional and asked for supplementary briefing on the remedy. The order on the remedy has now been entered. … The bottom line for right now: ministers may continue to claim a housing allowance until 180 days after appeals are exhausted.”
Kimmel said her office will keep everyone apprised as the process continues.