Day: April 12, 2018

Have you noticed the teal ribbons?

The month of April is nationally designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During April, teal ribbons are placed around many communities to help raise public awareness of sexual assault and the services available for victims, as teal is the color for sexual assault awareness.

The Women’s Center provides free, confidential services to victims of sexual assault. We serve women, men, and children in the towns of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, and Washington.

Services include counseling, 24-hour hotlines, crisis intervention, court & medical advocacy, education, and a residential facility.

The Women’s Center is here to help.
We are here to talk about it.

General Inquiries 203-731-5200
Sexual Assault Hotline 203-731-5204
Domestic Violence Hotline 2013-731-5206

Senior Tax Credit

The town offers two tax benefits for seniors: the Local Senior Benefit and the State Homeowners Tax Credit. The Local Senior Benefit is a tax credit offered to Seniors who have met the following criteria:

  • Are 65 years of age.
  • Have lived in town for three years prior to receiving the benefit and have paid real estate taxes.
  • Maintain the legal residence/domicile in Redding and occupy their home at least 183 days per year.

For more information on this benefit and the CT State benefit, please click here.

Redding Tax Assessor John Ford has provided the following information: Out of 3118 total households in Redding, 755 use this credit. The benefit is calculated at 20% of the average residential assessment multiplied by the mil rate.  Last year the benefit amount was $2,504, so each of the 755 received the same credit no matter what their income or tax amount.

Efforts were made to make some revisions to the ordinance just a few years ago.  The proposed changes were turned down at a town meeting. The committee studying the benefit at the time decided not to propose a means test.