Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) recently announced Berks and Chester Counties are receiving $2.37 million and $2.5 million, respectively, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Funding will be used for affordable housing, community development, and homeless assistance.
“This federal assistance is incredible for our community institutions to increase access to more affordable housing, bolster community development, and assist homeless individuals,” said Houlahan. “I’m excited to see Berks and Chester County residents greatly benefit from the funding to these programs.”
Additionally, Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks (NHSGB) is receiving $990,000 in federal funding.
NHSGB provides guidance to those wishing to purchase homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their communities. The organization also offers homebuyer education, counseling, and lending services, and works to establish residents as investors in their own community.
“The support from NeighborWorks America to Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks helps continue our ability to move our mission and vision forward,” said Daniel Sansary, Executive Director of NHSGB.
“Homeownership is an integral part of the work we do to promote affordable housing across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. With NWA’s support, we are able to help individuals and families reach their goals of homeownership and provide them financial empowerment.”