Governor Tom Wolf announced new investments to support 11 affordable housing projects across the commonwealth. Funded through the HOME program, $3.4 million will be disbursed to 10 counties to expand the supply of decent and affordable housing for low-income Pennsylvanians.
“One of our most basic responsibilities in government is to help ensure our residents have a roof over their heads,” Governor Wolf said. “But in many areas, affordable housing is growing scarcer. This funding is critical to help promote safe, reliable housing for our low-income residents in areas all across Pennsylvania.”
The HOME program provides federal funding to assist municipalities and local governments in their efforts to expand and preserve their supply of affordable housing for low and very low-income Pennsylvanians. The funding will be distributed in projects located in 10 counties: Cumberland, Franklin, Indiana, Juniata, Lawrence, Montgomery, Northumberland, Snyder, Tioga and Venango.
The Tioga County commissioners were approved for $150,000 to assist with the rehabilitation of low-income households. The goals of the program are to eliminate safety and health hazards in homes, provide accessibility improvements, promote energy efficiency and preserve the properties.
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