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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 8, 2021 03:09 PM
From: Representative Brian Sims
To: All House members
Subject: Expanding the Property Tax Rent Rebate Program for Renters
The Property Tax Rent Rebate (PTRR) program was established to provide eligible Pennsylvanians with rebates on their property taxes or rents. Every year, low-income senior citizens, widows and widowers ages 50 and older, and people with disabilities age 18 and older benefit from this program. However, many eligible residents are still unable to benefit from the aid the program provides due to the prohibitively low-income threshold they must meet in order to qualify as a claimant.

To provide much needed financial assistance to some of the most vulnerable citizens of our state, my legislation would increase the maximum income limit for renters in PTRR from $15,000 to $20,000. This increase to the income threshold allows for more and more citizens to survive during crucial times of need, such as a global pandemic like the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please join me in co-sponsoring legislation to continue to provide for our most vulnerable friends and family.

Introduced as HB614