Sappey, Kane announce state funding for housing stability in southern Chester County

KENNETT SQUARE, June 20 – New state funding of $75,000 will help Kennet Area Community Service support homeless prevention programs and housing stability in southern Chester County, state Rep. Christina Sappey and state Sen. John I. Kane announced today.

The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency under the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund.

KACS will use the state funds to support homeless prevention, housing stability, diversion, emergency housing, rapid rehousing and eviction prevention as part of its Emergency Assistance Program for families and individuals experiencing housing crisis in the southern Chester County region.

“The impact that KACS makes towards the betterment of lives in southern Chester County cannot be overstated,” Sappey said. “I am pleased to see this funding approved to help support homeless prevention and housing stability, a critical issue in our area. I will continue to support the work KACS does in any way possible.”

"KACS continues to be a beacon of hope in southern Chester County,” Kane said. "This funding will be a real game changer, empowering KACS to be that helping hand to families when they need it most. This will make a real and tangible difference for our families giving KACS the backing to continue their impact.”

"KACS is grateful to receive this essential support,” said KACS Executive Director Leah Reynolds. “It is important now more than ever to help families stay in their homes because of the critical shortage of affordable and attainable housing." 

Funding for the PHARE program comes from Marcellus Shale impact fees, the Realty Transfer Tax and the National Housing Trust Fund. More information about the program and awards is available here: