$400,000 Awarded to Local Program Providing Free Repair Assistance to Homeowners

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COATESVILLE, PA — State Rep. Dan Williams and state Sen. Carolyn Comitta, both D-Chester, recently announced $400,000 in funding for the Movement Community Development Corp. in Coatesville.

The grant money, awarded through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund, will support MCDC’s Coatesville Housing Rehabilitation Program. This program, Williams said, helps residents and property owners who are at risk of losing their homes pay for costly repairs.

“MCDC’s Housing Rehabilitation Program is a community-first, results-driven local initiative that has helped many in our district,” Williams said. “It’s critical that we continue to advocate for funding like this in order to ensure residents have some sort of safety net when it comes to unexpected home repairs. I look forward to all the great work that will come as a result of this funding.”

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“Safe, affordable housing is a basic necessity,” Comitta said. “MCDC’s Housing Rehabilitation Program is a community-driven effort to help ensure that community members in need have access to vital home repairs at no cost. As we look to the end of this pandemic, it’s important that we continue to work to ensure that every resident, every senior citizen, and every family has a safe, healthy living environment to call home.”

The funding for MCDC is part of $2 million in PHARE funding awarded to nine organizations supporting housing assistance, affordability and homelessness prevention in Chester County.

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