Daley Giving Away Money
Chicago homeowners squeezed by rising property tax bills could be in line for cash grants of up to $200 thanks to $35 million worth of property tax relief tied to Mayor Daley’s 2010 budget.
It will be confined to families whose total household income is $200,000 or less.
The city is not requiring tax returns to prove income, which raised questions of whether people would be truthful about their income when applying for aid.
But Daley said, “You have to have faith in people. . . . You’re trying to help ’em. . . . You can’t have ’em bring 40 different documents.”