On April 30, U.S. Senator Bob Casey announced that public housing authorities in Pennsylvania will receive more than $8.1 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher program as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
The CARES Act provided $1.25 billion for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, which funds the Housing Choice Voucher program, including $400 million for increased subsidy costs and $850 million for administrative and other expenses incurred by public housing authorities, including, according to HUD, “activities to support or maintain the health and safety of assisted individuals and families, and costs related to retention and support of participating owners.”
Among the public housing authorities in Pennsylvania receive this funding are:Bradford-Tioga County Housing Authority, Blossburg, $22,958 for Bradford County and $21,048 for Tioga County.
- County of Potter Housing Authority, Coudersport, $30,888.
- Housing Authority of the County of McKean, Smethport, $47,638.