Edwards Calls for Hearing to Ensure Taxpayers Remain in Their Homes

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Councilor Lydia Edwards has called a hearing to ensure the City of Boston uses every tool at its disposal to ensure taxpayers can stay in their home during times of economic difficulty – particularly for senior citizens. Today, seniors and low-income homeowners who are “house rich, cash poor” face a big hurdle when they fall behind on property taxes. Although the city offers payment plans for back taxes, these plans require a substantial down payment and must be completed within one year. Homeowners who cannot repay back taxes within one year are at risk of foreclosure. Councilor Edwards...

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