PHILADELPHIA—At the City Council session on Thursday,Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill toextend access to the city's Longtime Owner OccupantsProgram to people who live in government-subsidizedhousing.

The program, which limits annual property tax for qualifiedhomeowners, is unavailable to owners who've already received a taxabatement of some kind, according to PlanPhilly.

“The bill I introduced today amends the Longtime Owner OccupantsProgram, and it will allow individuals who live in affordablehouses, and who have received some type of abatement, to beincluded for the actual tax relief under the LOOP program,” Johnsonsays.

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