Property Tax Assistance
For Blind, Disabled or Senior Citizens
The State of California administers two programs to assist low-income blind, disabled or senior citizens pay property taxes. The following programs have maximum income levels and have different provisions:
- Property Tax Postponement
- Homeowner And Renter Assistance
Property Tax Postponement
If you are blind, disabled, or at least 62 years of age and meet certain income restrictions, you may defer the payment of property taxes on your house, condominium or mobile home. Under this program, taxes would be paid by the State and the deferred payment would create a lien on the property.
Update from the State of California, Controller's Office
On September 28, 2014, the Governor signed AB 2231 (Statutes of 2014, Chapter 703), which allows reinstatement of the property tax postponement program with some changes. Applications may be filed with the State Controller's Office starting October 1, 2016. Please view more information at the Controller's website.
Homeowners & Renter Assistance
If you are blind, disabled or at least 62 years old and meet State income restrictions, the State may reimburse a portion of the property taxes paid on your house, condominium, or manufactured home. This program does not create a lien on your property.
Update from State of California, Franchise Tax Board
The funding for the Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program is depleted. For the most current information on the HRA program, go to the Franchise Tax Board's website and search for HRA.