Women and Minority Pennsylvanians Benefit Greatly From SB 717 and 718; and HB 1572 and 1573
Government reports indicate that women and minorities are under represented in home ownership in the United States. This contributes greatly to these groups also trailing in accumulated wealth.
Governmental programs have attempted to correct the problem. But, the problem persists. Since many women and some minorities earn less, it is difficult to increase their participation in the American dream of home ownership. Until now.
Abolition of all property taxes on homesteads would provide the greatest impetus to rectifying the homeownership and wealth disparity among Pennsylvanians. House Bills HB1572 and HB 1573 introduced by Rep. Marc Gergely and 16 co-sponsors, and duplicate Senate Bills SB 717 and 718 introduced by Senator Sean Logan and 9 co-sponsors, would abolish all property taxes—school, county and municipal on all homesteads\farmsteads in Pennsylvania.
With enactment of this legislation, a home buyer would need only to meet their monthly principal and interest payments. There would be no monthly escrow payment for property taxes. This would save the home buyer hundreds of dollars per month, and make more people eligible to purchase homes. And, it would allow more of those who have homes to keep them.
Further, those purchasing homes would not be surprised by higher reassessments later which could force them to sell the home or lose it to back taxes. And, improving the homes would not penalize the homeowner with higher assessments and higher taxes.
Not only will this plan help women, minorities, and most citizens to purchase, keep and upgrade homes, it will rebuild our neighborhoods, communities and state. More people would remain here or come here; reversing the population declines or stagnation we have seen over the past decades. Ownership changes attitude. Having a stake in a community often causes residents to be more involved in developing the community.
Since more people would be able to purchase homes, and those who own homes could improve their homes without being penalized, there would be substantial growth in real-estate, banking, home building, remodeling, building materials and other industries. That will create thousands of jobs.
- John Norvaisas says :
- John Norvaisas says :
Im John Norvaisas and im running for state rep against Paul Clymer.
My number one goal is to get rid of our current property tax system.Paul Clymer is the State Government Committee Chairman, he won't let House Bill 1947 out of committee.I need your help to get rid of him and other state reps that won't work for us.In return i will fight every day to get rid of our states tax hell!
Thank you very much!
Candidate for the State house
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