About the Design for Life (DFL) Property Tax Incentive Program
The Design for Life (DFL) Property Tax Incentive Program provides 3 tiers of property tax incentives to make homes more universally accessible:
1. Accessible Feature tax incentives are for certain features that are permanently installed to improve access to or within an owner’s principal residence (not limited to single-family homes).
2. Level I (VISITable) tax incentives are available for permanent installations to any new or existing single-family homes, townhomes and duplexes that meet Level I accessibility threshold.
3. Level II (LIVEable) tax incentives are available for permanent installations to any new or existing single-family homes, townhomes and duplexes that meet Level II accessibility threshold.
For new home construction a school impact tax credit may be available for projects meeting Level I and Level II Accessibility standards.
Whether you are a first time homebuyer, young family, active adult, or person living with a temporary or permanent impairment, these additional design elements will enhance your home — and at the same time, meet your needs and your visitors’ needs throughout your life.
The Design for Life Accessibility Standards for Level I (VISITable) and Level II (LIVEable) incorporate design elements such as a no-step entrance, which make it easier and safer to accommodate a person living with a temporary or permanent impairment, accommodate friends or relatives who have mobility limitations or even bring in a baby stroller or move in large furniture. Ultimately, homes that incorporate these features will help people age in place more comfortably, conveniently and cost effectively.
Bill 5-13 Property Tax Credit