Wolf Administration Announces More Than $7 Million for Affordable Housing in 13 Counties
Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $7 million through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to support affordable housing in Bedford, Butler, Clinton, Columbia, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Lawrence, Luzerne, Mercer, Northumberland, Schuylkill, and Tioga counties.
“The HOME program supports the state’s ability to provide safe, affordable housing for low-income Pennsylvanians through new construction or the rehabilitation of blighted properties for rental housing, first-time home buyers, owner-occupied spaces, and single-family affordable housing,” said Gov. Wolf. “Everyone deserves a safe, up-to-code, and accessible space to call home, and this grant funding supplies that while simultaneously revitalizing communities with new homeowner and renter opportunities.”
Broad Top Township was awarded $500,000 to support the collaborative rehabilitation/conversion of the old Defiance Elementary School with the Center for Community Action (CCA). The project will support the rehab of eight units of senior affordable rental housing and the building will meet Americans with Disabilities Act access code requirements.
Butler County was awarded $500,000 to rehabilitate nine owner-occupied homes. The contract will be administered by the Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Butler County (RABC).