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College Park Library to Host 2nd Workshop to Educate Seniors Citizens about Homestead Exemption
College Park Library to Host 2nd Workshop to Educate Seniors Citizens about Homestead Exemption

Fulton County will host a workshop on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to inform seniors of the Homestead Exemptions that can lower their tax bills. The session is the second of four meetings to be held across Fulton County.

The workshop entitled “Home Sweet Home” Important Tax Exemption Information for Senior Citizens is sponsored by the Fulton County Department of Housing and Human Services Office of Housing and Community Development, Metro Fair Housing and the Atlanta/Fulton County Public Library’s College Park Branch. 

A representative from the Fulton County Community Action Authority agency will also attend the College Park meeting to discuss available resources to help residents with energy bills.

The workshop will be held at the College Park Library located at 3647 Main Street in College Park.

Two additional Homestead Exemption workshops are scheduled in March.  They include the Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex on March 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and at the Harriet G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Center on March 23, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The Benson Complex is located at 6500 Vernon Woods Drive in Sandy Springs and the Darnell Multipurpose Center is located at 677 Fairburn Road NW in Atlanta.

A homestead exemption reduces a homeowner’s property taxes.  To qualify, the homeowner must apply for the exemption on or before April 1, 2011.  Two additional meetings will be held in March in Atlanta Once it is approved, the exemption is automatically renewed each year as long as the homeowner remains in the home. 

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Basic Homestead Exemption
  • Other exemptions available for seniors.
  • Who qualifies for exemptions and how to apply for exemptions that help residents age 62 or older

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