HARRISBURG – Eight affordable housing and community development projects in the 46th Senatorial District will receive funding through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).
Local organizations will receive a total of more than $1.6 million in the current round of funding. The program is administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and funded by the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee, the Realty Transfer Tax and the National Housing Trust Fund.
The grants are listed by county below.
Beaver County Rental and Utility Assistance Program will use $25,000 in funding to address chronic homelessness and homeless prevention by providing rental and utility assistance to eligible households.
The Coal Patch Village of Nemacolin: Blight Remediation and Rehabilitation project will use a $525,000 award to acquire and either rehabilitate and sell or demolish blighted structures as well as to provide 0% interest loans to existing homeowners for major systems repairs, replacements and energy efficiency upgrades.
The Greene County Homeless Prevention and Housing Stabilization Program will use $195,000 in funds to lease an apartment for two years to act as emergency shelter, to hire a case worker who will coordinate services for residents of Parkview Knoll and other low-income households in need of homeless prevention assistance, and provide rental payments for eight units in conjunction with homeless prevention and rapid rehousing efforts.
Canon Apartments HVAC Project will use $153,000 in funding to replace the individually controlled electric HVAC units with 44 new HVAC units and supplements duct/condensers, located in the 42 apartments and common areas.
Crest Avenue Apartments HVAC Project will use $170,000 in PHARE funds to replace the individually controlled electric HVAC units with 61 new HVAC units and supplements duct/condensers, located in the 42 apartments and common areas.
The Washington County Habitat for Humanity, Homes 55-57 project will use $84,000 to construct two new homes and rehabilitate a third utilizing the traditional Habitat for Humanity partnership process. Homes will be sold to qualifying low- and very low-income households.
Washington Trust Building will use a $340,000 award to assist with the construction of 24 one-bedroom, general occupancy apartments in the City of Washington.
The WCHA McKean Avenue Donora Townhouses Rehabilitation Project will use $126,000 in PHARE funds to assist with the substantial rehabilitation and renovation of two townhouses. The townhomes have experienced significant damage due to the use of improper backfill material at the time of original construction (1983), and are currently uninhabitable.
CONTACT: Will Thomeier (724) 746-3762