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PA Governor Wolf Announces Nearly $8.1 Million Awarded to Local Organizations in 28 Counties to Improve Housing

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) has approved nearly $8.1 million for 44 housing projects to improve the availability and affordability of housing in 28 counties.

These projects are being supported by the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Fund, which is administered by PHFA and funded by Act 13's impact fee on natural gas producers.

"A strength of this PHARE funding is that the projects that are supported are proposed by local governments based on evaluations of their community's housing needs," said Governor Wolf. "The funding is being used by local organizations and government leaders to address their most pressing housing concerns and provide the most immediate and positive impact."

Award recipients were chosen during PHFA's Board of Directors meeting earlier today.

"This is the fourth year that PHARE funding has been provided to Marcellus Shale counties, and it's making a positive difference in the availability and affordability of housing in those regions of the state," said Brian A. Hudson Sr., PHFA's executive director and CEO.

A list of the PHARE and Marcellus Shale impact fee funding recipients is provided below.   


Applicant

Municipality/Footprint

Program/Project Name

Approved Funding Level

Allegheny

Swissvale, Rankin, North Braddock, Braddock, East Pittsburgh & Turtle Creek

Modest Rehab for Resale Pilot Program

$100,000

Armstrong

Countywide

Armstrong County PHARE Emergency Housing Program

$57,000

Beaver

Countywide

Rental and Utility Assistance

$25,000

Blair

Countywide

Blair County Rental Assistance Program

$50,000

Bradford

Countywide

Leased Housing Rental Start-up

$50,000

Bradford

Athens Borough

Page Manor Exterior Restoration

$156,000

Bradford

Wyalusing Borough

Wyalusing Meadows

$570,000

Bradford

Athens Township

Gateway Commons

$500,000

Butler

Center and Oakland Townships

Owner Occupied Residential Rehabilitation Program

$190,000


Butler

Countywide

Supportive Housing Opportunity Program Rental Counseling

$25,000

Centre

Marcellus Shale Well Host and Contiguous Municipalities

Heating Assistance and Support Program

$15,000

Clarion

Countywide

Clarion County's PHARE Rental Assistance Project

$50,000

Clearfield

City of Dubois and Borough of Clearfield

Clearfield County Rental Rehabilitation Program

$67,000

Clinton

Countywide

 

Clinton County Rental Assistance and Education Project

$47,000

Elk

Countywide

Elk County Emergency Repair Rehabilitation

$38,000

Cameron

Countywide

Housing Stability PHARE

$25,000

Fayette

Brownsville Borough

Brownsville Senior Housing

$200,000

Greene

Jefferson Borough

Independence Place 2

$450,000

Greene

Borough of Waynesburg

Nazer Street Project

$150,000

Greene

Center Township

Rogersville Project

$165,000

Greene

Countywide

Greene County Veterans Housing Assistance Program

$125,000

Indiana

Indiana Borough

Church Street Transitional Housing Rehab

$55,000

Jefferson

Countywide

Jefferson County Housing Emergency Repair Assistance Program

$30,000

Lawrence

16 of the County's 27 Municipalities Have Confirmed Their Desire to Partner with the County on the Program

Countywide Housing Rehabilitation and Blight Removal Program

$40,000

Lycoming

Brodart Neighborhood of City of Williamsport

Brodart Neighborhood Improvement Program

$515,000

Lycoming

Designated Floodplain Areas with a focus on the Borough of Montoursville

Lycoming County Flood Mitigation Program

$785,000

Lycoming

Countywide

Lycoming County Supportive Housing Program

$300,000

McKean

Countywide

McKean County Bridge Subsidy Program

$40,000

Potter

Countywide

Potter County Homeless Prevention Program

$30,000

Sullivan

Countywide

Rental Assistance Program

$70,000

Susquehanna

Countywide

Susquehanna County Rental and Utility Assistance

$125,000

Susquehanna

New Milford Borough

New Milford Affordable Housing

$1,300,000

Susquehanna

Countywide

Susquehanna County Home Buyer Assistance Grant Program

$180,000

Tioga

Countywide

Leased Housing Rental Start-up

$50,000

Tioga

Mansfield Borough

Sherwood Manor Roof Replacement

$155,000

Tioga

Tioga Borough, Osceola Township and Lawrenceville Borough

Kenner Court/Garnet House/David's By the Lake

$100,000

Tioga

Mansfield Borough

Tioga View Apartments

$110,000

Venango

Polk Borough

704 Main St. Polk

$5,000

Warren

Specific Site Not Yet Identified

Warren County Housing Project

$25,000

Washington

Borough of Claysville

Claysville Patio Home Project

$250,000

Washington

Borough of Charleroi

Char House Elevator Project

$445,000

Washington

Borough of Charleroi

Charleroi Downpayment and Closing Cost Assistance

$110,000

Westmoreland

Countywide & West Newton

Westmoreland County Homeownership Program & Cornerstone Building Project

$140,000

Wyoming

Countywide

Wyoming County Home Buyer Assistance Grant Program

$150,000

MEDIA CONTACTS:   
Jeff Sheridan, Governor's Press Office, 717-783-1116
Scott Elliott, PHFA, 717-649-6522, selliott@phfa.org

 

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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor


Source: PR Newswire (October 8, 2015 - 12:54 PM EDT)

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