As Housing Costs Increase, Some Relief is Available Though LEAP
Homeowners can apply through the County Assessor’s Office or by calling 303-333-3482 for an application for the Homestead Exemption. Although the Homestead Exemption is written in the Colorado Constitution, the Legislature has the authority to change the funding annually for the program. Some state policy makers want to eliminate or change the eligibility for this program and use the state funding for other programs.
Eileen Doherty, MS is the Executive Director of the Colorado Gerontological Society. Her areas of expertise include management and administration of nonprofit organizations, education and training on issues related to older adults, advocacy and policy development on senior issues, and clinical practice in working with seniors and families to manage their lives in the later years. She has been the Director of the Society since 1982. She teaches Nonprofit Management for Fort Hays State University.