Home mods bill returns in the House

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – Reps. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, have introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would provide tax credits to seniors who install home modifications. H.R. 1780 or the “Senior Accessible Housing Act” has six original co-sponsors and has been referred to the Ways and Means Committee. “Giving seniors the option to live more independently in their own home is less costly and can improve their quality of life,” Crist said. “Providing tax credits for home modifications is smart policy—it’s better for our seniors and better for our communities.” Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., introduced a similar bill last year. The bill would provide incentives to individuals 60 years of age and older to “age in place” by providing a $30,000 tax credit for home modifications like the widening of doorways and the installation of ramps, handrails, grab bars and non-slip flooring.