Yaw District Awarded Over $2 million in PHARE Funding

Funding Made Possible Through Natural Gas “Act 13” Impact Fees 

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today commended the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) Board of Directors for approving the release of $2.13 million in Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) funding that will be distributed in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Susquehanna counties.

The approved projects will remediate and construct housing and address housing needs for seniors, low to moderate income individuals and individuals who are intellectually disabled or those with mental health issues.  The projects will also provide rental assistance and offer homeownership options.

The 8 project recipients include:

  • Bradford // Countywide // Homeowner Rehabilitation Program // $175,000
  • Bradford // Countywide // Home Purchase Grant Program // $535,000
  • Lycoming // BNIP Homes-In-Need Program // $75,000
  • Lycoming // Muncy Greene Senior Housing Development // $800,000
  • Lycoming // City of Williamsport Historic Properties Rehabilitation Program //  $225,000
  • Sullivan // Countywide // Rental Assistance Program // $70,000
  • Susquehanna // Countywide // Susquehanna County Rental and Utility Assistance // $124,000
  • Susquehanna // Countywide // Susquehanna County Home Buyer Assistance Grant Program // $127,000

“The lack of affordable housing in our region has led to higher than normal rents, overcrowding, substandard and unsafe housing for many families, worsening poor outcomes for those in many rural areas,” Sen. Yaw said.  “The PHARE Fund was created specifically to address these pressing needs.  I am thankful that we could direct many of the fees being paid by the natural gas industry towards this effort.  The eight projects approved for funding today will have a lasting, positive impact.”

For more information, contact:
Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff
(717) 787-3280