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Councilmember George Leventhal spoke to a rally on Nov. 21 in Rockville organized to urge the Council to approve Bill 27-13, which would establish a County minimum wage. The rally was organized by the National Organization for Women, UFCW Local 1994 and the Progressive Democrats of America.

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Councilmember Leventhal Introduces Legislation to Encourage Reduced Rent for Seniors and Disabled Persons

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On April 22, I introduced a bill to create a tax credit for property owners who provide reduced rent to elderly or disabled tenants. The bill will allow property owners who charge 15% below market rent to elderly renters over the age of 65 or to individuals who are permanently or totally disabled to apply for a credit against their County property tax. Tenants must also meet certain income eligibility requirements. The amount of the credit is 50% of the difference between market rent and the reduced rent.

It is particularly important that we maintain adequate rental housing stock for seniors as they will comprise 22% of the county population by 2020, compared to 18% currently.

This tax credit will serve as yet another tool to ensure that affordable housing options are available to our senior residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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