Prop 19 Information and Resources

What is Prop 19?

  • Homeowners who are 55+ or severely disabled can transfer the property tax base of their existing home to another home anywhere in California, regardless of price, to be closer to family or medical care, downsize, or move to a home that better meets their needs without a property tax increase (with an adjustment upward to their tax basis if the replacement property is of greater value).
  • Allows wildfire victims to transfer the property tax base of their damaged home to a replacement home anywhere in California.
  • Creates housing opportunities to build more senior housing and retirement communities.
  • Opens up more housing inventory in neighborhoods throughout California, providing homeownership opportunities for renters, young families, and first-time homeowners.