Tell Your Legislator to Stand Up for Senior Homeowners
We need you to take action today. AARP
wants you to ask your legislator to:
Increase the income eligibility. Currently, in order to qualify, an applicant
needs to be 61 years or older and living on a household income of less than
$40,000 a year. Most seniors who are married and have a small pension and
social security easily exceed the qualifying income amount.
Streamline the application process and increase
awareness about the program. Currently, the program requires numerous documents
to be printed and submitted making it difficult for seniors without internet
access to apply.
Uniformity of the program. The program needs to
be fair and indexed to the economic level of individual counties across the
Prevent exploitation of the system. Currently,
there are individuals who are “gaming” the system by purchasing homes, waiting
for the 60 day residency period and putting a qualifying senior on the title of
the home but never occupying the home.
The goal is to keep seniors in
their homes as long as possible because it is where they want to be and, in the
long run, it is far less expensive for a senior to remain in their home than to
live in an institutional setting.
Take action today! E-mail or call your legislator and tell them to stand
up for senior homeowners.
Senator Manka Dhingra (D) 45th
Representative Pat Sullivan (D) 47th
Representative Kristine Reeves (D) 30th
Representative Kristine Lytton (D) 40th
Senator Reuven Carlyle (D) 36th
Senator Joe Fain (R) 47th