Senior Citizen Work-Off Abatement Program FY 2020
July 1, 2019
Mayor Brian Arrigo is pleased to announce the City of Revere will be accepting applications on July 1st for the Senior Citizen Work-Off Abatement Program Fiscal Year 2020. This program provides the opportunity for 50 seniors to work for a $750 property tax reduction and another 50 seniors to work for a $500 water bill credit.
The program will offer qualified seniors the opportunity to contribute 62.5 hours throughout various city departments for property tax abatements or 41.5 hours for water bill credits.
At the Mayor’s request, the Revere City Council adopted an amendment to apply Cost of Living Adjustments to the Senior Work-Off Program. “Most seniors are on a fixed-income burdened by the rising costs of groceries, medical care, and utility bills” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “By adopting this amendment, more seniors will have the opportunity to participate in this great program.”
In order to qualify, Revere residents must be at least 60 years of age, assessed owner of the property, and the income limit has been raised to $75,667 for individual applicants or $92,454 for married applicants. Residents will be required to provide a copy of ONE of the following: birth certificate, driver’s license or passport.
In the event more than 100 applicants apply for the Senior Abatement Program, a public lottery shall be conducted on August 22st at 11:00 a.m. (tentative date).
Applications will be available at the Mayor’s Office or Assessor’s office on Monday July 1st and online: Senior Work-Off Application
Mayor Arrigo will be holding workshops on Thursday July 11th & Thursday, July 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the Rossetti- Cowan Senior Center, 25 Winthrop Ave., to help qualified seniors apply for the program.