PHILADELPHIA – July 12, 2019 – Sen. Art Haywood (D- Montgomery/Philadelphia) announced today that more than $3.1 million in funds from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) program has been awarded to multiple projects in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties.

The funding was approved by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).

“Once completed, the housing projects will enhance housing quality and aid in the building of communities throughout our region,” said Haywood. “Quality housing and assistance programs are critical elements of improving the quality-of-life in a community.”

               Haywood said the following programs had been approved for funds:

  • Commonwealth Housing Legal Services: $75,000 in PHARE funds to support those returning from incarceration find housing;
  • Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Development: $500,000 for the Your Way Home Program which is designed to prevent homelessness through shelter, housing and community support services;
  • Roizman Development, Inc.: $656,642 for Summit House, which will provide environmentally friendly housing for seniors;
  • Women Against Abuse, Inc.: $100,000 to provide safe long-term housing to survivors of domestic abuse and their children;
  • The Philadelphia Housing Authority: Philly SEEDS program ($50,000) to assist first time home buyers with closing costs;
  • The Philadelphia Energy Authority: $200,000 to continue their work of helping all Philadelphia households gain access to solar power;
  • Action Wellness: $75,000 to implement a Reentry Housing Project to assist adults 18 to 26 who are leaving incarceration find housing;
  • Women’s Community Revitalization Project: $1,000,000 to complete 35 unit of affordable housing for families;
  • Rebuilding Together Philadelphia: $150,000 for their Middle Neighborhoods Initiative in Northwest Philadelphia to assist those over 55 with necessary home repairs;
  • Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network: $75,000 to continue their homeless prevention services;
  • Covenant House PA: serve under 21-years of age population by using the $200,000 for transitional housing for homeless youth;
  • Urban Affairs Coalition: $100,000 for Philadelphia Home Buy Now (PHBN) program offering homeownership incentives for their low- and moderate-income employees.

 

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