T.R.E.A.D. Program

Tax Relief for Elders and the Disabled (T.R.E.A.D.)

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 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 on-line 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.*

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

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

Applications can be obtained from the Department of Elder and Human Services, 33 Shattuck Street, Littleton, or by coming to their office in TownHall, Room 231, after January 1.

*Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (2009-2013)