Columbia County Housing Corporation Receives State Grant

(HARRISBURG) – The Columbia County Housing Corporation has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG – DR) grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative David R. Millard (R-109). 

Specifically, the grant funds, up to $5 million, will be utilized to help with the construction of the Silk Mills Multi-Family housing project in the Town of Bloomsburg.  Total cost of the project is expected to be approximately $13 million, with the remaining money coming in the form of loans and other grants. 

“I am pleased DCED has chosen to make this important grant award in the Town of Bloomsburg,” said Senator Gordner.  “These funds will go a long way toward allowing completion of this project, which will help numerous low-income individuals and families of all ages.”

“The Silk Mills apartment complex will be located across the road from the previously completed Bloom Mills apartment complex,” said Representative Millard. “When completed, this will represent a renaissance for that area of Bloomsburg and its people.”

When completed, the project will feature 64 mixed-use units, with at least 33 serving low to moderate income families.  Construction of the project is expected to take about a year.

CDBG – DR grants are awarded through DCED for parts of the state that were declared federal disaster areas after Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene.  The funds can be used for housing rehabilitation, homebuyer assistance, housing development, infrastructure improvements and economic development.

 

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928