Conklin announces more than $827,400 in state funding to make housing more affordable

STATE COLLEGE, March 8 – Today, state Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, announced $827,476 in state funding for State College Borough to make housing more affordable for residents.

The PA Department of Community and Economic Development awarded the borough:

  • $418,000 for rental unit construction in partnership with State College Community Land Trust.
  • $254,000 for homebuyer construction in partnership with Temporary Housing Foundation.
  • $82,681 for a Community Housing Development Organization grant on behalf of State College Community Land Trust.
  • $72,795 for a Community Housing Development Organization operating grant on behalf of Temporary Housing Foundation.

“With the COVID-19 pandemic amplifying the housing crisis and half of Americans describing the lack of affordable housing as a major problem, we must work to address this shortage in Pennsylvania,” Conklin said. “The funding from DCED will assist State College Borough residents in need, especially as Centre County works to address a surge in people experiencing homelessness. Now, more residents will have the opportunity to find their happiness as they make their home here in Happy Valley.”

DCED distributed more than $12 million in funding through the Pennsylvania HOME Program, which provides municipalities with funding to construct and rehabilitate affordable housing units for low-income Pennsylvanians.


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