State Grant Awarded for Planned Bloom Mills South Housing Project

(HARRISBURG) – The Columbia County Housing Corporation has been awarded a $200,000 grant, through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), to assist in the construction of the Bloom Mills South apartment complex, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27). 

The project, when fully funded, would result in the construction of a multi-million dollar 4-story, general occupancy apartment complex, which will be located within walking distance of downtown Bloomsburg.  The building anticipates containing 44 mixed-income units.

“This is a massive and important project for the residents of the Bloomsburg area,” said Senator Gordner.  “Obtaining the PHFA grant, the first of several anticipated funding sources, is crucial for the future of this venture.”

“I am thrilled to obtain our first investment in this significant project,” said Rich Kisner, Executive Director of the Columbia County Housing Corporation.  “PHFA’s grant is going to be helpful in opening other avenues of funding for this development.”

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