Kinkead announces $1.53 million in funding to boost affordable housing, fight homelessness, empower vulnerable residents

HARRISBURG, June 10 – State Rep. Emily Kinkead announced $1.53 million in funding to create and provide affordable housing and other supports to Allegheny County in need.

Kinkead, D-Allegheny, said eight organizations will receive the funds, which are administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund. Funding for the grants is provided through Marcellus Shale Impact Fees and Realty Transfer Taxes.

“Everyone deserves a place they can call home and providing the vital support to our residents who are struggling is the right thing to do,” said Kinkead. “These funds can be extremely helpful to our most vulnerable residents, especially as they attempt to recover from the financial impacts of the pandemic.”

Kinkead said the projects funded include:

  • Allegheny County Department of Human Services – Mobility Counseling Program –$350,000.
  • Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh – Home Accessibility Program for Independence – $300,000.
  • Catapult Greater Pittsburgh Inc. – Decreasing Racial and Economic Disparity Through Homeownership and Asset Building Project – $200,000.
  • North Hills Affordable Housing – HEARTH: 25 years of changing loves – $200,000.
  • Community Human Services Corp. – Equity for Pittsburgh’s Black Mother – $175,000.
  • Allegheny County Save Your Home Program – Housing Counseling – $150,000.
  • The Community at Holy Family Manor Inc. – PHARE Housing on the North Side – $100,000.
  • Willissae’s Agency for Vision and Empowerment – WAVE Housing Services-- $50,000.

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