Applications are now available to help qualified Marion residents with their 2017-2018 property taxes through the Marion Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts.
All applications must be received in the Community Foundation’s offices by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 2, 2017, and decisions will be made by December 15. Applications are available at the Town Hall in Marion, the Council on Aging, and the Community Foundation, 30 Cornell Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. They can also be downloaded at https://www.cfsema.org/grants/current-requests-for-proposals-other-opportunities.
The Marion Community Fund was established in 1999 by a private donor to provide qualified Marion homeowners with property tax relief. The Fund’s goal is to preserve the town’s diversity and character by providing property tax relief for Marion homeowners who are a key part of the town’s makeup and who might be forced to leave Marion due to higher taxes. There are no age restrictions on this grant.
The Marion Community Fund hopes people of all ages who qualify will apply. If you are a Marion homeowner, have owned your home for at least one year, have earned income of less than $25,000 (single) or $37,500 (married), and have assets of $46,000 or less (single) or $63,000 or less (married), excluding your home, you may be eligible for tax relief. All payments will be made to the Town of Marion and credited toward the grant recipient’s tax bill.
For assistance with the application, contact the Marion Council on Aging at 508-748-3570.