SeniorLAW Center on Action News & Important Deadline for Homeowners!

Every day SeniorLAW Center protects the rights of older Pennsylvanians and promotes access to justice.  Our Homeowners Assistance Program enables seniors to remain in their homes and communities and prevents homelessness by addressing critical legal housing problems.  We want to remind you and your colleagues, friends and family of the upcoming deadline related to homeownership and property taxes.  Please share this information with the seniors in your life!

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Philadelphia Property Tax Homestead Exemption Application Deadline This Friday!

The deadline to apply for the Property Tax Homestead Exemption is this Friday September 13.  This exempts the first $30,000 of the value of your home from property taxes.  There is no income limit, however you must live in the property as your primary residence and you must have an ownership stake in the residence.

You can apply by calling 215-686-9200.  You can also apply online or print out a downloadable application from the City of Philadelphia’s website.

PA Property Tax Rebate Deadline Extended

For all seniors living in Pennsylvania:

The deadline to apply for a 2012 property tax rebate from the state has been extended to December 31st.

Philadelphia Senior Citizen Property Tax Freeze Application Deadline has been extended!

The deadline for the Senior Citizen Tax  Freeze application has been extended until January 31st, 2014!  Seniors are encouraged to continue submitting their applications.

The Senior Citizen Property Tax Freeze program enables eligible seniors to prevent increases in their real estate taxes in the future.  To be eligible your income must be $23,500 or less for a single person or $31,500 for a married couple.

For more information call the Philadelphia Department of Revenue at 215-686-6442, or 215-686-6600.   An application is available on the City of Philadelphia’s website.

Special Thanks to our Funders!

These generous funders support our projects focused on saving seniors’ homes and preventing senior homelessness, and make this important work possible:

  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • Capital One
  • Helen D. Groome Beatty Trust, a BNY Mellon Mid-Atlantic Charitable Trust
  • Women’s Way

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Your support of SeniorLAW Center helps to ensure that Pennsylvania’s elders may age with dignity and safety, free from abuse and violence, in their homes and neighborhoods.

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