BATAVIA, Ill. – State Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, has been chosen to join the newly-formed Property Tax Task Force that will study and recommend to the General Assembly the best policies to relieve the property tax burden on working and middle-class homeowners.
“Homeowners can no longer afford the extreme property tax burden that they are facing,” Villa said. “Owning a home is not an extravagant or unusual goal, and we should be working to ensure that families can afford the taxes on their homes and are not driven out of the state.”
Villa was recently appointed to the Property Tax Relief Task Force to help develop true and comprehensive solutions to cut property taxes for homeowners throughout the state. The task force created by Senate Bill 1932 is comprised of legislators of both parties and other leaders across the state. Within 90 days, it will produce a report outlining policy solutions for implementing property tax relief for homeowners.
“Bringing economic opportunity back to my communities is one of my primary goals, but that cannot happen if residents cannot afford their property taxes,” Villa said. “This task force will help find critical new solutions to this pressing problem.”