SNYDER COUNTY RECEIVES LOW-INCOME HOUSING GRANT

(HARRISBURG) – Snyder County has received a HOME Program grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).

The grant, in the amount of $400,000, will be utilized for the rehabilitation of low-income owner-occupied housing around the county.  The County has agreed to partner with SEDA-COG for the administration of the funds.

“Being able to afford necessary home repairs to maintain a livable residence is sometimes difficult for many low-income residents,” said Senator Gordner.  “I am grateful that Snyder County applied for these funds and that DCED has recognized the importance of these grants and how they will impact many families in Snyder County.”

The HOME Program utilizes federal funds, funneled through DCED, to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low-income Pennsylvanians.  Funds can be used for: new construction, rehabilitation, financing mechanisms, acquisition of rental or sales housing and rental assistance.  A local match of 25% is required.

 

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928