Loan and grant combo to give Steelton pump station a necessary makeover

(Jul 20, 2022)

HARRISBURG, July 18 – Steelton will receive $2.39 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, which today approved a grant and low-interest loan to overhaul the borough’s water pump station. “The Steelton pump facility has run its course and needs replacing,” said state Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin. “Once this project is complete, nearly 1,800 residential customers will no longer have to worry about sewage backup in their basements when our area receives large amounts of precipitation.” Three new pumps, new equipment hoists for the pumps, a backup generator, a new wet well mixing system, new pump controls, an additional influent grinder, an electric drive on the existing grinder, a new remote alarm, a new roof, and force main bypass piping are some of the areas to be addressed. The money also will aid in the replacement of other components like internal piping, valves, a sump pump, and electrical service gear. Improvements to heat, ventilating, the air conditioning system, and dry-well dehumidification are also part of the funds’ purpose. The funding includes a $2.3 million grant and a $64,291 low-interest loan from Pennvest. The overall project is expected to cost $2.4 million. Read more


Summer 2022 Paper Shredding Event

(Jul 06, 2022)

Summer 2022 Paper Shredding Event Read more


Kim announces $1.355M in PHARE funding

(Jun 28, 2022)

State Rep. Patty Kim announced today that money is being awarded to support neighbors who need housing. “Quality affordable housing is something that all families deserve,” said Kim, D-Dauphin. “These dollars will help hundreds of our neighbors who deal with extraordinary circumstances remain or become independent homeowners.” The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund, or PHARE, which was established to provide for the delivery of state and federal funds, as well as funds from other sources, to help create, rehabilitate and support affordable housing for all throughout Pennsylvania. More information about the PHARE program can be found on the PA Housing Finance Agency’s website . Sycamore Homes Organization: Steel Works Construction, LLC Funding Reserved: $400,000 (Realty Transfer Tax) Proposal Description: The proposed Sycamore Homes project is a 23-unit affordable, mixed income housing development in South Harrisburg. Sycamore Homes is located on the 1400 Sycamore Street, just a few blocks away from the state capitol complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This approximately $3 million project has been thoughtfully designed with a heart for creating safe, affordable, and efficient housing within a community that provides Read more


Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities

(Jun 21, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Assessing Racial & Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in PA’s Criminal Justice System (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Higher education institutions (public/not-for-profit), nonprofit organizations, and for-profit institutions (i.e., consulting firms). Use : To develop and implement a statewide research initiative to identify current R/ED levels using quantitative methods, understand potential drivers using qualitative methods, and make recommendations to chart a path forward. Funds : Up to $250,000. Application Deadline : July 12, 2022 More Information : Click on . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Victim Advocacy – School District of Philadelphia (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply: Organizations that provide direct services to crime victims and may be operated by a non-profit organization or public (governmental) agency, or a combination of such agencies or organizations. Use : To support students and their families who are victims of violence within the School District of Philadelphia. Funds : Up to $375,000 over three years. PCCD expects to fund one (1) applicant over a three-year project period. Application Deadline : Read more


Kim announces funding for educational programs

(Jun 08, 2022)

The money earmarked for childhood and parental education today will help safeguard children in Dauphin County,” Kim said. “These funds will be used to fund programs that teach second-graders how to set personal healthy boundaries as well as learn about ways to find safe adults and receive help.” Read more


Kim, officials call on General Assembly to invest in older Pennsylvanians

(Jun 03, 2022)

"Our seniors are the foundation of our communities,” said Rep. Kim. “Seniors navigate their everyday lives on a fixed income, trying to make the best of a post-pandemic world despite rising costs for necessities. This is the reason I'm advocating for the General Assembly to act to make sure federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan can be used for this one-time bonus rebate to help seniors, people with disabilities, widows and widowers.” Read more


Kim, lawmakers explain need to act after rise in hate crimes

(May 23, 2022)

“About one year ago, following the deadly shooting in Atlanta where a gunman killed eight women – including six women of Asian descent – I joined lawmakers in participating in a listening tour involving the Asian community across the commonwealth,” Kim said. “People were fearful, people were frustrated and one of the topics that kept coming up was the need to educate to combat the hate. Asian Americans are tired of seeing their children bullied in our schools and being perceived as ‘forever foreigners’ in their own country.” Read more


Kim: Higher wages for higher costs

(May 13, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Patty Kim has older Pennsylvanians and seniors on her mind. Kim is fighting for a budget that returns money back to the people who need it the most. Many older adults have stepped up to help out loved ones and friends while their peers have unfortunately succumbed to a global pandemic. She is working for a higher minimum wage to help their family members and the seniors who have had to go back to work. Read more


Kim announces more than $11.5M state investment for local projects

(Apr 25, 2022)

“I was proud to have written to the governor asking for support of several projects, including the Dauphin County Library System’s need for expansion on Walnut Street,” Kim added. “This expansion project will not only allow for the renovation of the 19th century Haldeman Haly House, but it will provide additional space for a children’s center as well as community, conference and counseling rooms." Read more


Kim announces $4 million in funds to help transform former Bishop McDevitt site

(Apr 22, 2022)

“This project is essential for the city and its residents,” Kim said. “Unfortunately, blight has been an issue across the state, when vacated buildings become eyesores or a danger and health issue to the community. This funding will allow for this unique building to once again house teaching, education and recreational opportunities for Harrisburg’s young people. The creation of the JEDI Innovation Center is an opportunity to enrich the lives of our residents and make our city a better place to call home.” Read more


Rep. Kim announces $900K improvements for Greenbelt, Paxtang Parkway trails

(Apr 20, 2022)

“Residents from Dauphin and Cumberland counties and surrounding areas regularly use the shared trails in our district for recreational opportunities,” Kim said. “We are blessed to have these recreational resources in our backyard, but the time has come to restore some of the severely degraded paved trail so that they can continue to be used and enjoyed for years to come.” Read more


Kim announces investment to repair, replace water supply systems

(Apr 20, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 20 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, announced the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, known as Pennvest , has approved a $41.6 million loan to Capital Region Water to repair and replace water supply systems throughout Dauphin County. The first phase of the project aims to replace 6,300 feet of pipe as well as meters and valves to prevent water main breaks in the Allison Hill neighborhood, specifically on Cameron Street, between State and Berryhill streets. “The need to upgrade our water supply systems was necessary to provide safe and reliable access for all our residents,” Kim said. “Everyday access to safe water is essential to public health and safety.” Later phases of the project will consist of upgrading water meters in Harrisburg, Susquehanna Township and the borough of Penbrook, as well as improvements for the DeHart Dam in Rush Township. Capital Region Water serves more than 18,000 customers. Water bills will not be affected because of this work. The project is expected to begin July 13 and be completed on June 1, 2025. Read more


Kim announces more than $132K in funding to improve safety

(Apr 14, 2022)

“This program exists in order to provide the necessary funds to update security, training and safety procedures to protect nonprofit organizations from violent attacks, hate crimes and acts of terrorism,” Kim said. “I’m pleased to see funding will be provided to organizations in order to protect local residents and preserve their right to worship and gather in our community safely. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this program was created after the 2018 shooting at a synagogue in Squirrel Hill, a tragedy that resulted in the death of 11 innocent people loved throughout their community.” Read more


PLBC introduces resolution for National Minority Health Month in PA

(Apr 13, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 13 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, along with PLBC members Reps. Stephen Kinsey, Patty Kim and Manuel Guzman, introduced a resolution that would recognize April 2022 as National Minority Health Month in Pennsylvania. The resolution was spurred by National Minority Health Week, which was inspired by the creation of National Negro Health Week in 1915 by Booker T. Washington and the U.S. Public Health Service. The focus was to improve the overall health status of Black Americans and to encourage Black professionals to join the medical field. National Negro Health Week then grew into the National Negro Health Movement to educate the public about continuing health disparities year-round. The U.S. Public Health Service then published National Negro Health News to update on activities of the movement and publish reports on Black health in America. The theme for 2022 is Give Your Community a Boost, which supports the CDC’s recommendation of the Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot as a means to combat the global pandemic. “Minorities are significantly more at risk for both terminal and treatable illnesses,” Bullock said. “But because many do not have access to affordable health care or insurance, the life-saving power of early detection by a primary care physician is hardly ever obtainable. These health disparities were exposed during and because of the recent pandemic.” The Read more


Winter 2022 Newsletter

(Mar 29, 2022)

Here's the digital copy of the newsletter mailed throughout the 103rd Legislative District in winter 2022. Read more


As prices rise at the pumps, it’s time to raise the minimum wage

(Mar 23, 2022)

An increase in the minimum wage to $12 would directly benefit 765,000 Pennsylvania workers. Increasing it to $15 would benefit a staggering 1.5 million workers - or nearly 25% of the commonwealth’s work force. Read more


Kim to host Rent Rebate Workshop for Seniors

(Mar 14, 2022)

If you are 65 or older, a widow or widower age 50 or older or a person with disabilities 18 and older, join us on Tuesday, March 15 at our Kline Village office or on Thursday, March 17 at our Steelton offices. Join us from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- both offices will provide you with assistance. Read more


Community update: Summer employment opportunities, become a citizen sponsor

(Feb 02, 2022)

Find summer employment opportunities for college students, learn about legislation to make government more transparent and become a citizen sponsor for measures to reform our criminal justice system in this month's community update. Read more


PennDOT Summer Maintenance Program for college students

(Jan 27, 2022)

Find more details on PennDOT's Summer Maintenance Program here. Read more


Kinsey seeks solutions for problems in Pa. prison system

(Jan 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., held a news conference today with House and Senate colleagues and prison-reform advocates to discuss legislation to help address systemic problems in Pennsylvania’s prison system. Kinsey was joined by House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila., House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, D-Phila., state Reps. Amen Brown, Danilo Burgos, Joe Hohenstein, Darisha Parker and Brian Sims, all D-Phila.; Tim Briggs, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez and Joe Webster, all D-Montgomery; Bob Brooks, R-Westmoreland/Allegheny; Gina Curry, D-Delaware; Manuel Guzman, D-Berks; Dianne Herrin, D-Chester; Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Patty Kim, D-Dauphin; Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny; Maureen Madden, D-Monroe; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery; and Regina Young, D-Delaware/Phila.; along with state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Phila. and Anton Andrew from PA Prison Society. “Right now, in Pennsylvania and the entire United States, we have a prison system that does not work,” Kinsey said. “We must pass legislation to reform this system, so that those incarcerated have a chance to live dignified lives when they’re serving their sentence and when they’ve completed it.” The lawmakers are seeking enactment of several bills that would improve the prison system for incarcerated people and their families as well as save taxpayer dollars, including: Probation and Parole Reform: Earned Compliance Read more