DISTRICT 7 COUNCIL MEMBER KRYSTAL ORIADHA INTRODUCES LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY SENIOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ACT OF 2023
Measure Would also Establish the Prince George’s County Senior Housing Assistance Fund
Prince George’s County Council Member Krystal Oriadha (District 7), during Council session on Tuesday, March 14th, introduced Council Bill-042-2023, legislation establishing a program that provides temporary financial assistance up to twice a year, to low-income senior residents of Prince George’s County who are 62 years or older for rent, mortgage or property tax payment relief.
Council Member Oriadha, a member of the Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) committee, says the measure, which also seeks to establish a Prince George’s County Senior Housing Assistance Fund, will relieve a financial burden and enable seniors to age in place.
“One of the most vulnerable populations in our County are senior citizens, who too often face financial hardship and are forced into bad living conditions, even homelessness. We should be doing everything in our power to protect our senior residents and ensure that they are aging in place and with dignity. This bill will allow us to have a set amount of funds yearly so that we are able to assist our senior population when they are in most need.”
CB-042-2023 has been referred to the Planning, Housing, and Economic Development (PHED) committee for legislative review.
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