(HARRISBURG) – Berwick Borough has been awarded a HOME Program grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative David Millard (R-109).

The Borough will receive $500,000 for the rehabilitation of low-income owner-occupied housing.  The Borough 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 can be challenging for many low-income residents,” said Senator Gordner.  “I am grateful that DCED has recognized the importance of these funds and how they can positively impact families in and around Berwick.”

“This grant will go a long way toward assisting low-income families safely stay in their homes,” said Representative Millard.  “I want to congratulate Berwick Borough officials for successfully obtaining these monies.”

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