BLOOMSBURG HOUSING PROJECT AMONG THOSE APPROVED TODAY BY STATE HOUSING AGENCY

(HARRISBURG) – – The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency today approved over $20 million in federal tax credits for 24 affordable, multi-family housing developments, including one in Bloomsburg.  An application submitted by the Columbia County Housing Corporation for the Bloom Mills senior housing development project was approved for more than $900,000 in credits, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).

“This project provides quality affordable housing with forty new apartments for seniors,” said Senator Gordner.  “Additionally, the future residents of Bloom Mills with have superior access to amenities since the development will include a senior center open to the public.”

The center, developed in cooperation with the Columbia/Montour Area Agency on Aging and Bloomsburg University, will include a community room, fitness center and a library.  Seniors will have access to health services and support programs including fitness, nutrition, finance and transportation.

“This is a remarkable example of community organizations and government entities coming together for a project that will not only benefit the seniors who will live at Bloom Mills, but the entire community,” said Senator Gordner.

The tax credits are administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and were approved by its board.