Hill-Evans announces PHARE funding of more than $1M for York housing

HARRISBURG, June 14 – State funding totaling $1,068,000 from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund has been awarded to various entities in York to help create new mixed use residential properties, state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans announced today.

“All Pennsylvanians should have a safe place to call home, and with this funding comes the promise of hundreds of more people in our region having that comfort. This funding also supports programs and services that help those who need it most,” Hill-Evans, D-York, said.

The following projects in the 95th Legislative District received funding:

  • Doctors Row Apartments, RB Development LLC, $200,000.

Doctor's Row Apartments will create 20 efficiency units of affordable and mixed-income housing for York seniors, with enhanced services. The project is being developed by RB Development and Hunter Cottage LLC, two local minority developers. Enhanced services will include a commissary/community room with one hot meal per day, on site medical, transportation assistance and mental health services.

  • Property Acquisition and Rehabilitation, York Area Development Corporation, $500,000.

Affordable Housing will utilize PHARE funding to acquire and rehabilitate property for the purpose of providing quality affordable housing to households with a current Housing Choice Voucher.

  • West End Community Revitalization, Y Community Development Corp., $175,000.

The Y Community Development Corp will use funds to further its West End Community Revitalization Project, which works in the west end of York City. The funds will support refurbishing the exteriors of the Historic Fairmount Properties on the 300 and 400 blocks of North Beaver Streets.

  • York County Rapid Re-Housing for Young Adults, Valley Youth House Committee, $68,000.

PHARE funding will be used to expand capacity and improve outcomes for youth served by the York County Rapid Re-Housing program, which provides housing and case management to homeless transition age youth (ages 18-24) across York County.

  • YWCA York Bridge Transitional Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence, The Young Women’s Christian Association of York, $125,000.

YWCA York is the only provider of free comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in York County. This grant will fund the replacement of the wooden porch at one of the Bridge Transitional housing apartment buildings. It will include replacing the rotten wood decking with new lumber along with replacing the wooden railings along the porch.