May 1, 2019

Denver, CO – The Colorado State Senate today voted 29-to-6 to pass HB19-1085, Grants For Property Tax Rent And Heat, a bill sponsored by Senator Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada) to help low-income seniors and Coloradans with disabilities stay in their homes. The bill now heads back to the House for consideration of amendments.

“Seniors in Colorado who are on fixed or low incomes and those who struggle with a disability are some of our state’s most vulnerable residents,” said Senator Zenzinger. “It’s critically important that we do more to help them meet their daily needs and stay in their homes, and I’m proud that this bill will provide Coloradans in need with additional support.”

A low-income senior or individual with a disability is currently eligible for two types of annual state assistance grants. The bill expands the property tax and rent assistance grant by 5 percent to account for rising inflation costs, helping vulnerable Coloradans afford the rising costs of living.

For more information on this bill please visit: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1085.

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