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Property owner resources


Each year, many Franklin County property owners are confronted with financial hardships that affect their ability to pay their annual real-estate property taxes.

STAR connects property owners to the resources they need – whether it's home repairs or maintenance, social services, financial counseling, or other help – to avoid future instability.

The result: stronger Franklin County households, neighborhoods and communities.


STAR is now accepting applications!
To be eligible, you must be:

• A property owner in Franklin County with a mortgage-free property.

• Delinquent on real estate property taxes for a minimum of 18 months.

Property taxes

Apply Today!

Call 614.525.7592


About STAR

Each year several homeowners are forced to leave their homes because of not being able to pay their current or past property tax bills. STAR Program supports mortgage-free homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure due to unpaid property taxes and who have been delinquent for a minimum of 18 months. STAR Program comes at no cost to Franklin County taxpayers. Through the program and the Starfish Retention Fund, STAR Program achieves housing stability for those at risk of losing their homes due to back taxes. STAR Program understands that the financial hardships homeowners experience can be stressful and cause long-lasting consequences.

That is why the STAR Program assures taxpayers they will not have to pay back the grants they receive and saves them money inthe process. Most STAR-eligible homeowners are not aware of the program. Your partnership and collaboration are vital to spread the word about the STAR Program and help keep homeowners in their homes. In result, we will give neighborhoods and communities that suffer from tax foreclosure housing inequity the foundation to thrive now and in the future.

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