People with disabilities who own one-, two-, or three-family homes, condominiums, or cooperative apartments can get property tax on their primary residence lowered through DHE. DHE reduces property tax between five and fifty percent. The property tax reduction depends on how much the family earns.
- Apply online by March 16th for benefits to begin on July 1
- If you live in a co-op, you can apply online using the DHE co-ops application
- Requires proof of disability status, income, and tax deduction
- All owners must be persons with disabilities unless the property is owned by your spouse or by siblings, who do not need to be disabled
- If your property qualifies for DHE and the Senior Citizen Homeowner Exemption (SCHE), you will only be granted SCHE; you cannot get both
To be eligible for DHE, you should be able to answer yes to all of these questions:
- Are all owners persons with disabilities, OR are other owners the spouses or siblings of the person(s) with disabilities?
- Is the property your primary residence?
- Is the combined income for all owners less than or equal to $58,399 per year?
- Income does NOT include SSI or Cash Assistance benefits.
You may be eligible if your property is in a Housing Development Fund Corporation development and is in the Division of Alternative Management Program. Your property cannot be within a housing development controlled by a Limited Profit Housing Company, Mitchell-Lama, Limited Dividend Housing Company, or redevelopment company. Contact your property manager if you are not sure.
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