New Housing Program to Assist Homeowners in Effect Soon

(HARRISBURG) – A new program being administrated by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) will soon go into full effect, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27). 

The American Rescue Plan allocated $350 million to the Commonwealth to fund the Pennsylvania Homeowner’s Assistance Fund (PAHAF) to respond to housing-related concerns that have arisen due to COVID-19.  In June of 2021, the General Assembly passed legislation to officially create the program and authorize PHFA to act as the program administrator. 

PAHAF is expected to help mitigate financial hardships for eligible homeowners and to assist in preventing homeowner mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services and displacements.

“I am pleased that this essential program will be getting off the ground in the very near future,” said Senator Gordner.  “I encourage homeowners that are experiencing financial challenges because of the COVID pandemic to strongly consider applying for assistance through the PAHAF program.”

PHFA will begin taking application on February 1, 2022.  More information about the program can be found at https://pahaf.org.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens mstephens@pasen.gov