Mount Carmel Borough Receives Affordable Housing Grant

(HARRISBURG) – Mount Carmel Borough was awarded an affordable housing grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Kurt A. Masser (R-107). 

The HOME Investment Partnership Program seeks to create new affordable housing options for the health and well-being of families and the economic well-being of the Commonwealth.

Mount Carmel Borough, applying on behalf of the Housing Development Corporation of Northumberland County, was awarded $750,000 to assist in the construction of five affordable rental units.  These units will be ear-marked for low income senior citizens, with preference given to veterans.

“I am very pleased that Mount Carmel was chosen to receive such a significant grant,” said Senator Gordner.  “The Housing Development Corp has a proven track record in delivering successful projects for local seniors that need access to low-cost, safe housing.”

The HOME program is Pennsylvania’s source to provide affordable housing throughout the state.  Funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are funneled through DCED to eligible communities.  The program’s priorities are:

  • New Construction and/or Rehabilitation of Rental Housing
  • Acquisition of Properties for First-time Homebuyers
  • HOME/Weatherization Deferral Pilot Initiative
  • Existing Owner-occupied Housing Rehabilitation
  • Single-family Affordable Housing – New Construction

 

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928