Wentling Announces $500,000 to Support Affordable Housing in Sharpsville
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) awarded the Borough of Sharpsville $500,000 for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with the Lawrence County Community Action Partnership. The funding is through the HOME Investment Partnership Program, which provides municipalities with grant and loan assistance to expand and preserve affordable housing.

“With housing availability decreasing and housing prices rising throughout the country, this funding will help folks find quality housing at a more economic price here at home,” Wentling said.

HOME program funds can be used in a variety of ways to address critical housing needs, including market-oriented approaches that offer opportunities such as home ownership or rental activities to revitalize communities with new investment. DCED receives HOME program funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the annual appropriation process.

Representative Parke Wentling
7th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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