$10.3 Million in New Funding Announced to Support Affordable Housing in 16 Counties

affordable housing© susandaniels / Getty Images / Canva

PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development this week announced the distribution of $10,323,668 in funding through the Pennsylvania HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to support affordable housing in 16 counties.

HOME is a federally funded program that provides municipalities with grant and loan assistance to expand and preserve the supply of decent and affordable housing for low- and very low-income Pennsylvanians.

Following is the list of HOME funding awards:

Blair County

  • $315,000 to the Blair County Commissioners for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Butler County

  • $200,000 to the City of Butler for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Butler.

Columbia County

  • $322,803 to Columbia County for a Community Housing Development Organization operating grant on behalf of Community Strategies Group.

Cumberland County

  • $268,955 to Cumberland County for a Community Housing Development Organization operating grant on behalf of Luminest.
  • $100,000 to Cumberland County for a Community Housing Development Organization operating grant on behalf of Tri-County Housing Development Corporation.

ElkCounty

  • $275,000 to the City of St. Mary’s for rental rehabilitation in partnership with Whitetail Real Estate Development, LLC.
  • $1,100,000 to the City of St. Mary’s for rental unit construction in partnership with Whitetail Real Estate Development, LLC.

Fayette County

  • $882,000 to Fayette County for rental unit construction.
  • $194,250 to Fayette County for a Community Housing Development Organization operating grant on behalf of City Mission.

Greene County

  • $750,000 to Greene County for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with the Greene County Planning and Community Development Department.

Lawrence County

  • $650,000 to the City of New Castle for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with Lawrence County Community Action Partnership.
  • $500,000 to Shenango Township for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with Lawrence County Community Action Partnership.

Lebanon County

  • $400,000 to Lebanon County for down payment and closing cost subsidies in partnership with the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lebanon.

Luzerne County

  • $500,000 to the City of Pittston for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston.

Mercer County

  • $500,000 to the City of Farrell for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with Lawrence County Community Action Partnership.

Mifflin County

  • $350,000 to the Mifflin County Commissioners for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with the Mifflin County Planning & Development Office.

Northumberland County

  • $300,000 to Mount Carmel Borough for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with SEDA Council of Governments.
  • $300,000 to Mount Carmel Township for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with SEDA Council of Governments.
  • $915,660 to Mount Carmel Township for rental unit construction in partnership with Housing Development Corporation of Northumberland County and Housing Authority of Northumberland County.

Susquehanna County

  • $400,000 to the Susquehanna Depot Borough for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with Trehab Community Action Agency.

Union County

  • $500,000 to Union County for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with the Union County Housing Authority.

Venango County

  • $600,000 to Venango County for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with Venango County Regional Planning Commission.

HOME program funds can be used in a variety of ways to address critical housing needs, including market-oriented approaches that offer opportunities such as homeownership or rental activities to revitalize communities with new investment. The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) receives HOME program funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the annual entitlement appropriation process.

For more information, visit the DCED website,

For the latest news on everything happening in Chester County and the surrounding area, be sure to follow MyChesCo on Google News.

Thanks for visiting! Looking for some Chester County pride? We got you covered! Shop our MyChesCo store and show your love for Chester County, Pennsylvania. We got shirts, hats, and more – all with a unique ChesCo flair. Plus, proceeds from each purchase helps support our mission of bringing reliable information and resources to the people of Chester County.