Matzie: $1.5M awarded to combat homelessness in Beaver County and region

Funding will boost efforts in 13 counties

AMBRIDGE, Feb. 5 – New funding of $1.5 million will bolster emergency housing and anti-homelessness resources in Beaver County and surrounding counties, state Rep. Rob Matzie announced today.

Matzie, D-Beaver, said the funding – awarded by the Department of Community and Economic Development under the Emergency Solutions Grant program – will support the work of regional agencies including the Community Development Program of Beaver County.

“Securing this funding brings new resources to the fight against homelessness,” Matzie said. “Having a place to call home doesn’t just mean shelter – it means easier access to community resources like job training and other services that lead to employment and independence.

“More dollars to Community Development means more resources flowing to our local nonprofits who are helping people get back on that path to self-sufficiency.”

The grant was awarded to Lawrence County Social Services, which applied for the funding in partnership with the Community Development Program of Beaver County and 11 other community organizations to support emergency shelter services and operational support, homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing and street outreach in 13 western Pennsylvania counties.

More about the funding is available here: