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Daily Action 3.15.17

Today, sign up with Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) to deliver flyers to seniors for tax assistance relief in areas affected by the increasing property taxes that are becoming oh-so-common in the new “It City.” 

Check out this email from NOAH below:

If you’ve seen the news (and read our emails), you know that property values in Nashville are being reassessed in 2017 — THIS YEAR!  Some areas face property value increases of 57%, especially in gentrifying neighborhoods. Homeowners in areas where values increase more than 32% will probably pay HIGHER property taxes.  

Elderly, lower-income homeowners may be forced to move, accelerating gentrification even more!

However, there ARE programs for property tax assistance that can HELP elderly and disabled people under a certain income!

But many people do not know about these. Briefly, the “tax relief” program can give a property tax REBATE to Homeowners who are 65 or older, disabled, or disabled veterans with a joint income less than $29,180.  In the “tax freeze” program, homeowners 65 or older with a joint income less than $41,660 can have their property taxes frozen at their current amount.  A flyer with more info about these programs is HERE!  DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 5NOAH’s Affordable Housing Task Force is targeting some specific neighborhoods where property taxes are likely to skyrocket AND where there are many elderly homeowners.

The Metro Trustee’s Office will send staff out to sites in these neighborhoods to take applications for the programs.   BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP to get the word out!  We will be walking door-to-door in areas with many elderly homeowners with information about the programs and when they can sign up in their own areas!

Can you help for a couple of hours on Saturday?

SATURDAY, MARCH 18 – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Part of East Nashville (Council District 5 & 7).  We will meet at Cleveland Park Community Center (610 Vernon Winfrey Ave) and go out in teams of two.

If you can take flyers to elderly homeowners for a couple of hours, please call Mike Hodge at 615-905-6624, or email mhodge@noahtn.org. Be sure to tell him which days you can help, and give him your contact info!

If you CANNOT help on these days, take copies of our flyer to YOUR congregation or group and share it.  Your members may not need it, but their friends and family may!