Wheatley: $45,000 awarded to Allegheny County for blight remediation

Funds to be used to remove blight, build new properties

HARRISBURG, May 25 – A total of $45,000 has been awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for two blight remediation projects, allowing for new development to spur economic and community prosperity, said state Rep. Jake Wheatley.

Wheatley, D-Allegheny, said $25,000 in planning grant funds were awarded to the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation to reclaim five blighted, vacant lots and build affordable homes. Another $20,000 was awarded to the Perry Hilltop Citizens’ Council of Allegheny County to rehabilitate two properties into four affordable housing units and two affordable commercial units.

“When we invest in our communities, we invest in our future,” said Wheatley. “I’m pleased to support these investments, because they lead to a better quality of life for residents and businesses alike.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses succeed, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. More information can be found at the following link: https://dced.pa.gov/programs-funding/commonwealth-financing-authority-cfa/.