Recently, when talking to constituents at the door, we learned that many of our senior citizens are concerned about aging in place.
In Ty's four years on council, he has focused on making Vancouver a community where our senior citizens and most vulnerable populations can age in place. At the door, one of the things our team learned was that many senior citizens are concerned about being taxed out of their homes as property taxes change in the city and the county.
Senior Citizens are eligible to apply for a property tax exemption, as are folx who are living with disabilities. The Clark County Assessors office provides information at this link (VISIT HERE) for property tax exemption. Information like this allows for the ultimate goal of people being able to live safely and comfortably in Vancouver no matter their age.
A core component of the work Ty has been proud to do as a city councilor is community investment that allows people to age and stay in their homes. The more our city invests in walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, public transportation that is more easily accessible for all, and city growth that gives residents quick and easy access to shopping and fresh produce no matter their neighborhood, the easier it will be for people to live in Vancouver longer.