Housing funds slated for Blair, Bedford

HARRISBURG — Blair and Bedford counties are among 10 counties in the state to receive money for affordable housing projects.

The money will be funded through the HOME program. More than $4.7 million will be disbursed to expand the supply of safe, accessible, decent and affordable housing for low-income Pennsylvanians, according to Gov. Tom Wolf.

Through Blair County Social Services Agency, Blair County was approved for $250,000 to rehabilitate 10 owner-occupied homes.

The funds will be complemented by $25,000 in Community Block Development Grant funding.

This is Blair County’s first HOME Program implementation.

Bedford County, through the Center for Community Action for the County of Bedford, was approved for $136,072 to rehabilitate four units of owner-occupied housing in conjunction with the county’s weatherization program.

“Since its inception, the HOME program has allowed thousands of families to continue living in their homes while stabilizing or increasing property values for neighbors,” Wolf said. “The projects included in this round of funding will keep Pennsylvanians safe by remediating lead, removing hazards and addressing code issues.”

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