While the Montgomery County economy is improving, many people still need help, and human services are a critical part of the community’s safety net. The levy that provides a significant portion of the annual funding for human services is set to expire the end of this year unless Montgomery County voters vote YES on Issue 3 to renew their support for these critical, life-changing services.
The Montgomery County Human Services Levy provides effective, accountable services for more than 50,000 people in real need across Montgomery County. Services include protection of vulnerable children from abuse and neglect, help with diagnosis and treatment of developmental disabilities, and fighting drug and alcohol abuse and infectious diseases.
The levy also funds the Area Agency on Aging’s ComCare program which provides in-home support to approximately 1,200 Montgomery County seniors daily. ComCare provides a variety of services to help seniors remain in their homes, including personal care assistance, adult day care services, home-delivered meals, and transportation. ComCare serves those not eligible for PASSPORT or MyCare Ohio.
This is a renewal levy which means NO tax increase. Owners of property valued at $100,000 will pay the same $15/month to support levy-funded services.
Passage of the renewal levy is also critical because it brings back millions of dollars in state and federal funding to Montgomery County. Without this renewal levy more than $50 million in needed, local, annual funding for human services will be lost. Services will be drastically reduced, and cuts will be felt by citizens in every community of Montgomery County.
The Area Agency on Aging Board of Trustees endorses the Human Services Levy and encourages Montgomery County voters to vote YES on Issues 3.