Help For Hard Hit Homeowners
The City of Gainesville is following through on a pledge to help people who may have trouble with the new fire fee.
In a tight economy the new tax could be devastating for some low income residents, but there is hope.
Last month the City of Gainesville closed the application process for non-profits to receive financial assistance to pay the fire assessment fee and in September they've extended help for low income individuals, families and seniors.
The city says the fire fee was needed to maintain a safe level of services, but Commissioners understand money is tight for everyone right now.
The income guidelines are listed on the city of Gainesville's website at Fire Fee Informationhe.
Applicants will need to submit their information to the city of Gainesville by September 30th.
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