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Schwank’s Office Processes Over 400 Property Tax and Rent Rebate Applications

Schwank’s Office Processes Over 400 Property Tax and Rent Rebate Applications

by Senator Judy Schwank

Image by Moondance from Pixabay

Senator Judy Schwank’s office concluded its district-wide Property Tax and Rent Rebate Tour on Wednesday, April 24, with a visit to the B’nai B’rith Apartments in Reading. In total, the tour included 11 stops and processed over 400 applications.

Last year, the Pennsylvania General Assembly approved a historic expansion of the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program. With this expansion, the maximum standard rebate increased from $650 to $1,000, and the income limit for renters and homeowners increased to $45,000.

The program’s expansion made an estimated 170,000 more Pennsylvanians eligible. To ensure that her newly eligible constituents could access the program, Schwank organized a tour of her district. 

Stops included the Oakshire Apartments, the Mifflin Community Library, the Exeter Community Library, the Muhlenberg Township Building, Penn’s Common Court Apartments, the Spring Township Building, the Wyomissing Public Library, Penn’s Crossing, The Manor at Market Square, the Fleetwood Borough Hall, and the B’nai B’rith Apartments.

“We made a concerted effort this year to engage with the community and provide our constituents with easy access to applications and assistance in processing them,” Schwank said. “Thankfully, we have a lot of folks who are applying for the first time this year because they are newly qualified. This is a great program, and it’s important to me that all my constituents that are eligible can take advantage.”

Schwank added that although the tour has concluded, her office can still fill out applications at her Muhlenberg Township office, located at 210 George St., Reading. To schedule an appointment, please call Senator Schwank’s office at (610) 929-2151.