Respecting the past, Building the future

Senior Property Tax

Nothing destroys a community more than when a senior citizens, who has lived in a neighborhood their whole life, are forced out because of inability to pay expenses. The history and wisdom they carry makes sure the uniqueness of each neighborhood survives and is carried forward. And, after so many years of being part of that neighborhood, nothing is as cruel as being forced to leave.

Often a big part of this is property taxes.

This issue will only get worse, especially in Western Queens where land values are constantly increasing.

Councilman Danny Dromm has sponsored legislation to help seniors burdened with Property Tax issues stay in their homes. It has passed the City Council and should be effective soon.

Many seniors who have entered payment plans with the city when taxes get unaffordable are unable to keep up payments because these plans do not take into account their income and ability to pay, and half end up in default.

This new legislation addresses this issue. Please click here for more information.

Seniors are a vibrant part of our community and are a valuable asset. We should do everything possible to keep them as our neighbors!

Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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