Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Housing Concerns
Weatherization Referral and Packaging Program (WRAP)
WRAP combines services and programs to pay for home improvements to cut down on heat loss and therefore, reduce heating costs. Referrals can be made to Cayuga/Seneca Action Agency, the local weatherization provider agency.
Home Repair Programs
There are grants, low interest loans and cost sharing programs to assist eligible households with home repairs in some localities.
These home repair programs are operated by Cayuga County Homsite Development Corporation.

Call the Office for the Aging for more information and a referral to these programs at 315-253-1226.
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
 The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual energy cost. In Cayuga County, senior households should contact Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes at 253-2222 to apply for HEAP.
Senior Property Tax Exemptions
 Senior Property Tax Exemptions - New York State Real Property Tax Law gives local governments and public school districts the option of granting a reduction on the amount of property taxes paid by qualifying senior citizens. This is accomplished by reducing the taxable value of residential property owned by seniors by 50%.
  To qualify, seniors generally must be 65 years of age or older and meet certain income limitations and other requirements.