DELAWARE COUNTY, PA – JUNE 14, 2024 – State Senator Tim Kearney (D-Delaware) today announced a total of $1,480,000 in Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) funding to support eight Delaware County housing programs in the 26th Senatorial District.

“I’m thrilled that I was able to help secure this state funding to support affordable housing initiatives in my district,” said Senator Kearney. “Investments like these are crucial for fostering strong, vibrant communities and I am proud to champion efforts that improve the quality of life for all our residents, ensuring more families have access to safe and stable homes.” 

Below is a list of the programs and services receiving PHARE funding in Senator Kearney’s district:

  • Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania was awarded $150,000 for its Comprehensive Housing Counseling Initiative.
  • Clarifi was awarded $400,000 for its Delaware County Housing Stabilization program.
  • Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. was awarded $200,000 for its rent and utility assistance program.
  • Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County was awarded $200,000 for its Relocation and Housing Assistance program.
  • Media Fellowship House was awarded $80,000 for its Housing Counseling and Financial Education Services.
  • New Hope Property LLC was awarded $250,000 for the 600 Garrett New Housing Project.
  • The Foundation for Delaware County was awarded $100,000 for its Housing Opportunities for Equity Program.
  • Urban Affairs Coalition/Center for Hope was awarded $100,000 for its Intensive Housing Locator Pilot Program.

This round of PHARE funding totals $64.8 million and will support 322 housing and community development initiatives in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.

According to a staff report by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), at least $43.2 million (66%) of the $64.8 million allocated will fund housing projects benefiting households with incomes below 50% of the area median income.

A full list of the PHARE funding recipients and descriptions of the projects, can be found here. The PHARE fund is managed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).

For more information about this press release, please contact Senator Kearney’s office.