City of Philadelphia to Host AVI Outreach Sessions

March 12, 2013–  The City of Philadelphia will host a series of one-on-one, “drop-in” outreach sessions with City staff to help residents understand the Actual Value Initiative and how it may affect them.  Residents can learn how to apply for the Homestead Exemption, how to read their Assessment Change Notice and how to complete their First Level Review request form.  Residents should bring their Assessment Change Notice, Homestead Exemption form and First Level Review form, which were mailed to residents beginning February 15.  Information will also be available on other tax-relief programs.

Upcoming outreach sessions are as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 13, 6-9pm – Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian Street;
  • Thursday, March 14, 6-9pm – Archbishop Ryan High School, 11201 Academy Road;
  • Saturday, March 16, 10am-2pm – Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Avenue; and
  • Saturday, March 16, 10am-2pm – Francisville Recreation Center, 1750 Wiley Street

For more information about AVI, property owners can call the Office of Property Assessment hotline at 215-686-9200 or go online to

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