Columbia County Housing Corporation Breaks Ground on New Project

(HARRISBURG) – The Columbia County Housing Corporation has broken ground on its latest project, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative David R. Millard (R-109). 

In July of 2018, the Housing Corporation was awarded a grant of up to $5 million from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), which 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.  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.

“I am grateful that Governor Tom Wolf and DCED Secretary Dennis Davin saw the merit in this project and awarded this significant grant to the Columbia County Housing Corporation,” said Senator Gordner.  “Many low-income individuals and families in the Bloomsburg area will benefit from the completion of this project.”

“When completed, this project will help to rejuvenate this section of town and the people of Bloomsburg will benefit greatly,” said Representative Millard.  “I am pleased to see the building process begin.”

Also in attendance at this ground breaking event were Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Executive Director Brian Hudson, DCED Deputy Secretary Rick Vilello, staff representing US Senator Pat Toomey and Congressman Lou Barletta, the Columbia County Commissioners, and other state and community dignitaries. 

 

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928