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Planning & Community Development

Mail:
48 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

Location:
330 Pine St
Williamsport, PA 17701

Phone: (570) 320-2130
Fax: (570) 320-2135

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Housing

 

Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund (PHARE) 

Background: The Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund (PHARE) is a statewide fund that provides funding to support the creation, rehabilitation, and support of affordable housing in Pennsylvania.  The PHARE Program is administered by Pennsylvania Housing Finance Authority (PHFA) and was established by Act 105 of 2010 (the "PHARE Act").

Since 2012, the PHARE program has gained funds through Impact Fees imposed on nonconventional natural gas wells in the Commonwealth.  This Marcellus Shale (Act 13) Fund provides an annual allocation of $5 million into the PHARE Program with the potential for additional revenues when funds remain following eligible disbursements to qualifying municipalities.  These funds are made available for competitive application to counties experiencing natural gas well drilling. To date, Lycoming County has secured $10.6 milion in PHARE funds to support affordable housing.

Additional information about the PHARE program, including previously funded projects, is available on PHFA’s website: http://www.phfa.org/legislation/act105.aspx

Lycoming County PHARE Program: Lycoming County has utilized PHARE funds to support a variety of affordable housing projects and initiatives throughout Lycoming County. This includes:

 

***2021 PHARE Funding Opportunity*** 


Eligible Applicants: Lycoming County municipalities, non-profit and community organizations,  for-profit housing providers and developers. Note: Individuals are not eligible for PHARE funds.

Applications due: Oct. 15, 2021

Application materials:

 

Other Housing Support Programs 

STEP, Inc.  - Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) 

Lycoming County and STEP, Inc. have received  funding for rental assistance due to COVID-19 crisis. Renters in need of assistance can apply to the Lycoming-Clinton Counties Commission for Community Action (STEP), Inc. for assistance.  Applications and instructions are available online at https://www.stepcorp.org/lycorent/

 

PHFA Housing Mortgage/Rental Relief Program (CARES ACT funds)
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency provides additional funding for residential relief: https://www.phfa.org/pacares/.

 

Williamsport Housing Strategy 

The Williamsport Housing Strategy (2012) is a three-phase housing development on a 3.5 acre set of adjacent properties in Williamsport. 

Williamsport Housing Strategy

Formerly known as Brodart Brownfield project.

Movie #1 (about 4 minutes)PA DCED’s Extreme Makeover Competition—The Brodart SiteState Brownfield Conference—Pittsburgh PA—December 2012

Movie #2 (about 9 minutes)
Williamsport Housing Strategy
Commissioner Wheeland Presentation to City Council—June 2013

Brodart Neighborhood Improvement Project

The County, City, STEP, and Habitat for Humanity have partnered together to bring to you the Brodart Neighborhood Improvement Program.

Brodart Neighborhood Improvement

Williamsport Housing Strategy Overview Williamsport Housing Strategy Table of Contents

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