Tax Credit Proposal Focuses On Elderly Population In MoCo | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Tax Credit Proposal Focuses On Elderly Population In MoCo

Play associated audio
Property tax credits would incentivize the installation of senior and disabled access features.
Ryan Segraves: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryansegraves/3183769172/
Property tax credits would incentivize the installation of senior and disabled access features.

The latest tax credits being offered in Montgomery County are a nod to the county's aging demographics.

The over-55 population is the fastest growing demographic in Montgomery County, and county executive Isiah Leggett doesn't want them to be forgotten as current efforts are underway to attract more young people to the county.

Leggett signed a bill this afternoon that will offer property tax credits to builders and homeowners who add senior and disabled access features to new and existing homes and buildings.

"These features include no-step entrances; wider interior doorways; grab bars around toilets, tubs, and showers; lever handles on doors, light switches, and outlets and wheelchair-accessible levels," Leggett says.

Councilman George Leventhal sponsored the bill, saying the idea came to him after watching his late grandmother and mother-in-law struggle to navigate the brick step entrance to his home.

NPR

Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary 'Bigoted'

The filmmaker says Going Clear, harshly critical of the Church of Scientology, is about the dangers of "blind faith." The church has hit back with an aggressive public relations effort of its own.
NPR

Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again

Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce.
NPR

Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done

The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.
NPR

Can Republicans Get Ahead In The 2016 Digital Race?

When Sen. Ted Cruz threw his hat into the ring, it happened first on Twitter. Political news is breaking more and more on social media, and both sides face different challenges in reaching out.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.