A local organization has been awarded state funding to help with homelessness, household modifications, and safety challenges.
According to state representative Aaron Bernstine, the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Program, or PHARE, has awarded $450,000 to the Butler County Acquisition Rehab Program.
The money will be used to purchase homes that are in foreclosure or blighted which will then be rehabilitated to become rental units. If the property cannot be rehabilitated, it will be demolished to create new, durable, and affordable rental housing.
PHARE receives funding from Marcellus Shale impact fees, realty transfer taxes, and the National Housing Trust Fund.