Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell recently presented a check for $10,000 to the United Way of Chester County to support the organization’s Mobile Home Reassessment project.
The donated funds are part of the county’s annual appropriations to organizations and nonprofits and will be used by the United Way of Chester County to provide property tax reassessment support to all mobile homeowners in the county.
The Mobile Home project, piloted by the United Way of Chester County in partnership with the Honey Brook Food Pantry, resulted in 177 successful mobile home assessment appeals with an average property assessment decrease of $970 a year. The funds presented by the County Commissioners will allow for an expansion of the United Way of Chester County’s program to reach an additional 200 homeowners.
“Chester County has a tremendous resource in the United Way, with many programs that effectively and practically support the education, health, and financial independence of county residents,” said Cozzone, who also serves on the United Way of Chester County Board. “The Mobile Home Reassessment project is a great example of the way in which the United Way of Chester County comes alongside other nonprofits, as well as public and private organizations, to provide practical solutions that, in this instance, truly benefit county homeowners who have been unfairly taxed.”
“We are so grateful to Commissioners Kichline, Farrell, and Cozzone for their investment in this important project that is allowing United Way to help people in Chester County towards financial stability,” said Chris Saello, President and CEO of the United Way of Chester County.
For more information about the Mobile Home Reassessment project, contact Darshana Shyamsunder, Manager of Community Impact at United Way of Chester County, at 610-429-9400.