Property Tax Help

There are several programs designed to help older homeowners, veterans, and persons with disabilities reduce their property tax liability. The Fresno County Assessor’s Office is a good place to start with questions. A qualified, certified public accountant (CPA) can answer questions about basic tax planning and provide information on estate planning. Property Tax Postponement The program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year [...]

Utility, Housing, and Legal Assistance

Older adults and older adults with low income may qualify for senior utility assistance and housing support. There is also support for legal services. Senior Utility Assistance Did you know you if you are 62 years or older you could qualify to save 14% for solid waste charges and 10% on sewer/wastewater charges? To see if you qualify, visit the Fresno County Public Utility Company.  Click on the discounts tab [...]

Reverse Mortgages for Seniors Explained

If you ask older adults where they want to live, many will say they want to live at home. Reverse mortgages can give seniors who own their own home outright, or even if they have a small mortgage, extra funds to live at home, provide care for a spouse, buy a new home, or just have money available in case of emergency. What is a reverse mortgage? A reverse mortgage is [...]