Norristown, PA – June 11, 2021 – Senator Amanda M. Cappelletti (D, Montgomery, Delaware) announced today that $732,000 has been awarded to organizations in Delaware and Montgomery counties. This funding was approved by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) Board for Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) applicants. The funding from this round of applications came from the Marcellus Shale Impact Fees and Realty Transfer Taxes.

“Housing is a human right. These organizations are on the frontlines of the housing crisis and I am glad we were able to support them with this funding,” said Senator Cappelletti. “By investing in the programs that make a real impact on the community, we are ensuring that everyone has a roof over their head.”

In this very competitive process, funds were awarded to organizations in Delaware county and in Montgomery county, for proposals that help people find housing or obtain housing assistance. Community Action Agency of Delaware County has been awarded funding for two different proposals, which both aim to provide resources for those experiencing housing uncertainty.

The funds were awarded as follows:

Delaware County:

  • Community Action Agency of Delaware County: $100,000 to assist families and individuals experiencing a housing crisis with locating and securing safe and decent affordable housing.
  • Community Action Agency of Delaware County: $40,000 for Rental Assistance will help to assure that homelessness is prevented and/or eliminated for many residents seeking assistance especially those not covered by current funding sources.

Delaware County/Philadelphia County:

  • Actionaids Inc.: $92,000 to stabilize housing for (15) chronically ill, low income, minority households affected by COVID-19.

Montgomery County:

  • Your Way Home Montgomery County: $500,000 to continue its homelessness prevention program for at least 200 households, expanding coordinated Entry services with more cultural inclusivity for at least 500 more households. Funds will be used to target populations who will see the ongoing, disproportionate impacts of COVID-19.