Keller Announces Housing Grant
MIFFLINBURG – Rep. Fred Keller (Snyder/Union) today announced $100,000 in funding has been awarded to the Union-Snyder Community Action Agency to support housing stability in the region.

The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund (PHARE), which is supported by Marcellus Shale impact fees as well as realty transfer taxes and the National Housing Trust Fund.

“This is another important investment that is supported, in part, by the impact fees being assessed on natural gas drilling in the Commonwealth,” Keller said. “Affordable housing is a challenge in many areas of the state, and it is important to keep the impact fee in place to continue to support these initiatives.”

The local grant is one of 137 housing and community development initiatives being funded through the program. The funding will be used to provide a blend of rapid rehousing/rental assistance, case management and supportive services to vulnerable citizens in Union and Snyder counties. Specialized partner services and coordinated case management will help participants maintain housing, address issues of income and employment, and mitigate risk factors such as behavioral health issues.

PHARE is administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

Representative Fred Keller
85th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Patricia Hippler

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