Matzie: $275,000 in funding to benefit Beaver County housing, home modification, and rental and utility assistance projects

HARRISBURG, July 12 – Beaver County will receive $275,000 in funding to support affordable housing, home modification, and rental and utility assistance projects, state Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny, announced.

The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund, which is managed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

“I’m so glad that we were successful in our efforts to help secure this funding,” said Matzie, who voted to support the creation of PHARE back in 2010. “Safe, affordable housing – and the ability of residents to meet basic household expenses – are at the heart of any thriving community.

“The funding approved by PHFA will expand safe, affordable housing options for Beaver County residents; help residents obtain needed home modifications; and provide rent and utility assistance. At the same time, these projects will generate jobs and stimulate local economic activity. I’m excited to see the benefits they’ll bring for our community’s working families.”

Matzie said the projects and funds are as follows:

  • $200,000 to Verland for the Verland Center Township Residences, funded by the realty transfer tax;
  • $50,000 to Community Development Program of Beaver County for a home modification program, funded by realty transfer tax; and
  • $25,000 to Community Development Program of Beaver County for rental and utility assistance, funded by Marcellus Shale impact fees.

More information about PHARE funding is available at https://www.phfa.org/legislation/act105.aspx