COLUMBIA COUNTY RECEIVES HOUSING GRANT

(HARRISBURG) – Columbia County 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 County, in coordination with the Columbia County Redevelopment Authority, will receive $750,000 for the modification of homes for senior, physically disabled or low-income citizens. 

“Being able to modify one’s home to ensure that it continues to meet their physical needs is difficult for many, especially senior citizens and those with a physical disability,” said Senator Gordner.  “I am grateful that DCED has recognized the importance of this grant and how it will positively impact families all over Columbia 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  mstephens@pasen.gov