Property Tax & Rent Relief
On Friday, August 4, 2023, Governor Josh Shapiro signed House Bill 1100 into law. The bill – which passed both chambers in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion – expands the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program: a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania renters and homeowners. The PTTR program benefits Pennsylvanians 65 and older, widows and widowers 50 and older, and those with disabilities 18 and older.
The PTTR program benefits Pennsylvanians 65 and older, widows and widowers 50 and older, and those with disabilities 18 and older. Since 2007, to qualify for the rebate, income couldn’t exceed $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters. The maximum rebate has stood at $650.
Thanks to the passage and signing of HB 1100, the income limit rises to $45,000 for homeowners and renters, and the maximum rebate increases to $1,000. There’s also a cost-of-living adjustment that will keep pace with inflation. Raising the income limit is expected to help nearly 175,000 additional Pennsylvanians qualify for the rebate, and for the nearly 400,000 Pennsylvanians who already qualify for the PTTR program, they’ll see their rebates nearly double.
This is a major budget victory that will help the many senior and disabled Pennsylvanians who rely on this program stay in their homes.
When lawmakers come together and work across the aisle, we can do great things for every Pennsylvanian.
“This program has proven successful for our seniors, disabled individuals and renters so that they can afford to stay in their homes and I’m thrilled we are able to expand eligibility requirements so that more individuals can benefit from it. I will continue to champion legislation alongside my colleagues in the Senate Democratic Caucus to ensure our seniors, our families, and our neighbors can stay in communities they built in the homes they love.”
State Senator Jay Costa
Senate Democratic Caucus Leader
“We know seniors have struggled with inflation and the rising cost of property taxes and housing. Expanding a program that puts money back into pockets of low-income senior citizens is the right thing to do.”
State Senator Vincent Hughes
Senate Democratic Appropriations Chair
Our Members at Work
Harrisburg, PA – August 3, 2023 − Today, HB 1100, a bill that will amend the Property Tax and Rent Rebate (PT/RR) Program, completed the final step in passing the Senate and will now be sent to Governor Shapiro to sign into law. The legislation will expand...
Senator Hughes Applauds Bipartisan Support to Expand Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program
Harrisburg, PA– On Friday, the Pennsylvania Senate passed HB 1100, a bill that would amend the Property Tax and Rent Rebate (PT/RR) Program to expand eligible income thresholds to include an additional 173,000 individuals and to increase the maximum rebate amount for...
Harrisburg, PA – June 30, 2023 − Today, State Senator Jay Costa, D-43, proudly voted Yes on HB1100, a bill amending the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program to increase income thresholds to qualify for the program to expand eligibility and to increase the amount of...