Sturla helps secure nearly $2 million for affordable housing in Lancaster

LANACASTER, June 9 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, thanks the Board of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency for today approving $1,936,000 from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund for affordable housing initiatives in Lancaster.

“As Democratic Chair of the House Urban Affairs Committee, I have been very active this session in working on legislative solutions, including establishing the PHARE fund, to increase affordable housing throughout Pennsylvania,” Sturla said. “I was happy to offer my support for our local PHARE applicants and I congratulate them on their funding.”

The local PHARE recipients are:

YWCA Lancaster was awarded $250,000 to add 16 newly constructed residential units and renovate their exiting 38 residential units at their downtown facility.

SACA Development Corporation was awarded $350,000 to complete the Conestoga North Phase II Project, which will construct nine single family homes for first time homebuyers whose income is below 80% of median.

Building and Supporting Entrepreneurship of Southeast Lancaster was awarded $200,000 for its Home Ownership Made Equal (H.O.M.E.) Phase II Program that assists minority families of low to moderate income with owning their first home.

The Housing Authority of the City of Lancaster was awarded $336,000 to renovate 40 apartment units for wheelchair accessibility at Church Street Towers and Farnum Street East.

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority was awarded $350,000 for its Expanded Home Repair Program and another $350,000 for its Manufactured Home Repair and Replacement Program.

Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity was awarded $100,000 to rehabilitate four homes in Lancaster and Lebanon cities.