Matzie: Nearly $205,000 secured for Beaver County affordable housing, home modifications

AMBRIDGE, June 14 – New funding of $205,000 from the Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency will bring safer, more stable housing for residents in the 16th Legislative District, state Rep. Rob Matzie announced today.

Matzie said the funding includes three separate grants awarded under the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund.

“Safe, affordable housing means a more secure life, greater access to community services and a better chance at finding a good job,” Matzie said. “Today’s funding is going to help ensure more folks in our district have those opportunities to put down roots and stay rooted in our community.
The funds are also going to help residents with mobility issues get home modifications and repairs they need to stay safe.”

Matzie said the funding includes:

  • $80,000 to Housing Opportunities of Beaver County for grants, workshops and counseling tools that promote housing stability and sustainable homeownership. (For Beaver and Lawrence counties.)
  • $75,000 to The Salvation Army to help more residents obtain and maintain permanent housing and to address the lack of affordable housing options.
  • $50,000 to Beaver County for a program to provide home modifications for households with mobility and/or safety challenges.

Funding for PHARE program comes from Marcellus Shale impact fee, the Realty Transfer Tax and the National Housing Trust Fund. More information about the program and awards is available here: