Tax Relief for Elders and the Disabled (T.R.E.A.D.)
Are you concerned about Littleton’s low-income elderly population?
Would you like to directly aid these residents in paying their property taxes?
Donate now to the new TREAD Fund.
The money goes directly into a special account and every dollar will be used for tax relief. Town meeting voted to adopt Massachusetts state law Chapter 60, Section 3D, which allows a fund to be created to collect donations and disburse them to low-income elderly property owners and qualifying disabled owners.
Send a check payable to the Town of Littleton, “TREAD Program” or donate through the on-line property tax payment program accessible from the Online Payment Page on the town website. Either way, you will receive a receipt for your Tax- Deductible contribution.
Know someone who needs help? 38% of Littleton residents over 65 have an income of less than $25,000. *
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Must own and occupy the property
Must be 65+ or have a state recognized disability
Must file an application disclosing exemptions and household income and expenses for all household members age 18+
Applications can be obtained from the Department of Elder and Human Services, 33 Shattuck Street, Littleton, or by coming to their office in TownHall, Room 231, after January 1.
*Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (2009-2013)