State Grant Awarded for Housing Project in Mount Carmel

(HARRISBURG) – The Housing Development Corporation of Northumberland County has been awarded a $200,000 grant, through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), to assist in the construction of low-income senior housing in Mount Carmel, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27). 

The project will result in the construction of five one-story garden apartments for low-income seniors, with a special preference for veterans.  The structures will be built on the site of a blighted property.

“I am pleased that PHFA saw the merit in this project and has committed to it financially,” said Senator Gordner.  “These funds will be used to create safe, affordable housing for some of our most vulnerable populations and provide beneficial use of a blighted property.”

The funds are made available through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Program, also known as the State Housing Trust Fund, which is administered by PHFA.  The program was expanded as a result of the passage of Act 58 of 2015, which designates a portion of the Commonwealth Realty Transfer Tax into PHARE.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928