Lowering Costs for Families

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Governor Shapiro is working to lower costs for Pennsylvanians so families can stay in their homes, afford rent, and keep more of their hard-earned money for themselves. 

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Expanded the Property Tax Rent Rebate Program – the largest targeted tax cut for seniors in nearly two decades. This historic law mirrored the Governor’s proposal, qualifying 175,000 additional Pennsylvanians will qualify and doubling the rebate for the 400,000 seniors who already qualify.  
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Delivered over $120.3 million through the Whole-Home Repairs program from the Department of Community and Economic Development to the 64 counties who joined the program to help low- and moderate-income homeowners and landlords repair, adapt, and weatherize their homes.  

Secured $5 million in funding in the final FY2023-24 budget for the Help at Home (OPTIONS) program through the Department of Aging to reduce the waitlist of seniors seeking services to help them stay in their homes.

Signed a FY2023-24 budget into law that has funding to help an additional 850 individuals with intellectual disability and/or autism get off waitlists for home and community-based services.

Signed a FY2023-24 budget into law with a $66.7 million increase for Child Care Services, allowing up to 75,000 low-income families to continue to be enrolled in subsidized childcare through the Child Care Works Program.

An infographic that reads "announced an increase in the base rates paid to childcare providers through the Child Care Works program, helping making childcare more affordable and accessible for low-income, working families."

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