Freeman pleased with $1 million housing grant in Easton

HARRISBURG, July 11 – The Mill at Easton project will benefit from a $1 million grant awarded through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation fund, announced state Rep. Robert Freeman.

The PHARE fund is managed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

“This worthwhile project will provide a mix of affordable housing and market rate housing on the site of an old silk mill in the South Side of Easton,” said Freeman, D-Northampton. “It’s always good to see brownfields properties being reused and repurposed, and in this case, it will lead to more affordable housing options in the city.”

The project will consist of 55 apartments, with 11 one-bedroom, one-bath units, 30 two-bedroom, one-bath units and 14 three-bedroom, two-bath units.

The grant was provided to Pirhl by PHFA through the National Housing Trust Fund.

It is one of 211 housing initiatives in 61 counties that received $51.2 million in funding for fiscal year 2018-19.