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For Immediate Release:
September 21, 2022
Media Contact:
Rebecca Wakefield
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Commissioner Raquel Regalado wins fight to increase Save Our Seniors grant for homeowners

MIAMI-DADE – A measure proposed by Commissioner Raquel Regalado to double the Save Our Seniors Homeowners Relief Fund benefit for low-income property owners over 65 passed at the final budget hearing of the Board of County Commissioners on September 21.

The program, created in 2010 in response to a national recession, previously provided a $100 grant to eligible residents who qualified for Florida’s Homestead Exemption for Seniors. Today’s budget vote increases the grant to $200 for senior homeowners who meet income requirements. Eligibility is determined by the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser’s Office, with checks mailed out to qualifying households. An estimated 37,000 senior households in Miami-Dade County could be eligible for the grant.

“I’m thrilled that my colleagues joined me in supporting this targeted benefit to some of our most vulnerable seniors,” said Commissioner Regalado. “Seniors on fixed incomes are at a high risk of losing their homes due to inflation, higher taxes, and insurance. This benefit will make a difference for thousands of elders in our community. I’m proud of what we have done today.”