TREAD Program

Are you concerned about Littleton's low-income elderly population?

Would you like to directly aid these residents in paying their property taxes?

Donate now to the new Tax Relief for Elders and the Disabled (TREAD) Fund.

The money goes directly into a special account and every dollar will be used for tax relief. Town meeting voted to adopt Massachusetts state law Chapter 60, Section 3D, which allows a fund to be created to collect donations and disburse them to low-income elderly property owners and qualifying disabled owners.

Send a check payable to the Town of Littleton, "TREAD Program" or donate through the online property tax payment program accessible from the Online Payment Page on the town website. Either way, you will receive a receipt for your Tax-Deductible contribution.

Know someone who needs help? 38% of Littleton residents over 65 have an income of less than $25,000. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey [2009 to 2013].)

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must own and occupy the property
  • Must be 65 or older or have a state-recognized disability
  • Must file an application disclosing exemptions and household income and expenses for all household members age 18 or older

Applications can be obtained from the Department of Elder and Human Services, 33 Shattuck Street, Littleton, or by coming to their office in Town Hall, Room 231.