Snyder: Nearly $1 million in funding awarded to Greene County to provide, expand affordable housing options

HARRISBURG, July 11 – Greene County will receive $900,000 in funds to expand the availability of affordable housing options through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. 

 

“Everyone deserves a place to call home, and these funds will help Greene County residents in a variety of ways, from rental or utility payment assistance, to a down payment or closing costs for a new home,” said Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington. “Communities can also use these funds to rehabilitate and remediate abandoned properties.”

 

PHARE funding was awarded to the Greene County Redevelopment Authority for two projects: the Greene County Home Purchase Fund Program ($100,000) and to the Nineveh Heights program ($800,000).

 

PHARE program funding comes from a portion of the impact fees collected from natural gas companies operating in Pennsylvania to address the housing shortages caused by the impact of drilling. Those funds are supplemented with two additional funding sources, including a portion of the realty transfer tax and money from the National Housing Trust Fund.

 

For more information, please visit the following link: https://www.phfa.org/legislation/act105.aspx.