Arlington Committee of 100 - March Forum
How should Arlington help seniors remain in their homes?
Arlington County's Real Estate Tax Relief (RETR) program is designed to help senior citizens age in their own homes. Since 1991, RETR has helped many seniors and permanently disabled homeowners in our county. Participants in RETR have to meet certain restrictions for household income and assets.
Last year, the County Manager convened a working group to review the RETR program and to offer recommendations to ensure that it continues to serve its mission. Among the questions the working group faced are:
- Should the program provide an exemption for real estate taxes, deferrals of taxes due, or a combination?
- What should the values be for the income and asset restrictions?
- What can Arlington learn from similar programs around the region and country?
The working group is about to share its recommendations with the community. Join the Committee of 100 in March to discuss these issues. Our speakers will be:
Paul Holland, RETR Working Group Chair
Caitlin Hutchinson, Asst. Director, Dept of Human Services
Kim Rucker, Chief Deputy Treasurer, Arlington County
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Marymount University - Phelan Hall Dining Room
2807 N. Glebe Road
7:00pm - Meet & Greet
7:25 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - Program Begins
The Arlington Committee of 100 fosters open and vigorous discussion of issues involving all facets of community life in Arlington. The Committee's monthly dinner meetings are open to all and provide a non-partisan setting in which issues of local, regional, and state interest are addressed by experts, with audience participation in lively Q&A sessions.