Malagari applauds funding for Hatfield housing programs

HARRISBURG, June 29 – State Rep. Steve Malagari announced today that two projects in Hatfield will receive funding to expand affordable housing for those in need.

“Affordable, quality housing is essential for Pennsylvania families to grow and succeed,” said Malagari, D-Montgomery. “This funding will strengthen the institutions in our community that support our citizens facing extraordinary circumstances.”

The Susie Clemens House will receive $194,218 to continue the build-out of the Advanced Living Derstine Run community in Hatfield. This project includes adding 60 affordable one-bedroom apartments to the site, 45 of which will serve seniors 55 and older. Fifteen of the apartments will be targeted to adults with disabilities, including developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges.

Habitat for Humanity Montgomery and Delaware County will receive an additional $200,000, which is needed to complete four homes on Cowpath Road in Hatfield. These homes will be two sets of duplexes that will go to families making less than the average medium income in the area. 

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.