05 May: Rice Bill To Assist Seniors With Home Repair Advances

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Ronald L. Rice, which would establish a program to assist seniors with low to moderate income afford needed repairs to their homes, was approved today by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

“With property taxes on the rise, too many elderly homeowners are forced to make difficult decisions on how to spend their dollars,” said Senator Rice, Chairman of the Committee. “Our seniors need to pay more for their property taxes and prescription drugs. This problem is leaving many seniors with only a few dollars to buy food, let alone afford necessary home improvements and repairs.”