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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Delivered over $88 million through the Whole-Home Repairs program from the Department of Community and Economic Development to 55 counties to help low- and moderate-income homeowners and landlords repair, adapt, and weatherize their homes.  
Infographic image. Icon of a rocking horse. Infographic reads: Announced an increase in the base rates paid to childcare providers through the Child Care Works program, helping make childcare more affordable and accessible for low-income, working families.

What else has Governor Shapiro proposed?

  • Significantly expanding the Property Tax Rent Rebate for the first time in 15 years to help an additional 175,000 more Pennsylvanians qualify and increase the maximum rebate from $650 to $1,000 a year. 
  • Eliminating the state cell phone tax, saving Pennsylvanians $124 million annually.  
  • Investing $16 million in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to increase the minimum benefit by 52%.  

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