What we do
On January 4, 2016, Jim Kenney was sworn in as the 99th Mayor of Philadelphia. In his first budget, the Mayor worked closely with City Council to fund bold anti-poverty initiatives. The initiatives included the expansion of quality pre-k, the creation of community schools, and investing in parks, rec centers, and libraries. These initiatives were possible because Philadelphia became the first major city to pass a tax on sweetened beverages.
The Mayor’s Office works to strengthen every neighborhood by focusing on:
- Improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all of Philadelphia’s children.
- Improving economic opportunities for all Philadelphians.
- Improving public safety for all Philadelphians while treating residents with respect and dignity.
- Operating government efficiently and effectively.
- Developing a diverse workforce that looks like Philadelphia.
City Council has created a special fund for Philadelphia homeowners whose real estate tax bills have increased significantly. If your Real Estate Tax bill increased by 50% or more, you may qualify for a one-time credit of up to $500. The credit will either pay a balance on your property taxes or will be added to your City of Philadelphia Real Estate Tax account as a credit for future years. The deadline to apply is January 31, at 5 p.m.
To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
- Live within the City of Philadelphia;
- Be the legal owner of the property and live the property as a primary residence;
- Property tax bill has increased by 50% or more between the 2022 and 2023 tax assessments; and
- Household income must be at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI).
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