Over $3.3 Million Awarded for Affordable Housing in Montgomery County

Grants

FORT WASHINGTON, PA — Senator Maria Collett (D-12) has announced a significant allocation of $3,315,000 in grant funding for affordable housing projects and services in Montgomery County. The funds come from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund.

Senator Collett emphasized the urgent need for these investments. “Far too many Pennsylvanians – including residents of my Montgomery County district – are struggling to secure safe, affordable housing in their communities,” she said. “I’m proud to announce these investments from the PA Housing Finance Agency to combat homelessness, provide support services, and make sure the affordable housing stock we do have is properly maintained.”

Breakdown of Grant Recipients

The funding will support various organizations and initiatives:

  • Federation Housing, Inc. received $1,000,000 for the Blue Bell Senior Residence, Whitpain Township’s first affordable housing development.
  • Your Way Home was granted $800,000 for homeless prevention services and financial assistance for at-risk individuals and families.
  • Family Promise Montco PA secured $350,000 for family shelter accessibility improvements.
  • Indian Creek Foundation obtained $250,000 for integrated supports within their housing project for persons with disabilities.
  • Philadelphia Green Capital Corp received $200,000 for roof repairs and electrical upgrades in low-income households across the Greater Philadelphia region.
  • Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania was awarded $150,000 to replicate effective homeless and eviction prevention programs.
  • TriCounty Community Network got $125,000 for the College Student Basic Needs Program Affordable Housing Scholarship funds.
  • Clarifi was given $100,000 for their Housing Stability Counseling program.
  • Valley Youth House Committee, Inc. earned $100,000 for The Synergy Project to provide mobile street outreach services.
  • Access Services received $80,000 to support five Recovery Oriented Rapid Rehousing units.
  • Liberty Resources Inc. was allocated $60,000 to assist disabled and senior individuals with housing counseling services.
  • Genesis Housing Corporation obtained $50,000 for housing counseling and financial education.
  • Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania was awarded $50,000 for fair housing counseling.
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These grants aim to alleviate housing insecurity, improve existing housing conditions, and provide essential support services to vulnerable populations in Montgomery County. Senator Collett’s announcement marks a substantial effort to ensure that more residents can find and maintain secure, affordable housing.

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