UWP receives $450,000 to develop an innovative housing initiative with Eastern & Western PA CoC partners to improve housing stability

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) announced the recipients of the new round for funding for housing programs made available through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund. UWP’s application for “Eastern PA CoC & Western PA CoC Landlord Engagement” will be funded along with 322 housing and community development initiatives across the state.

PHARE funds will be used to develop an innovative housing initiative to maximize limited affordable rental housing stock throughout the Eastern and Western PA Continuums of Care (CoC), the entities charged with planning, designing, implementing and evaluating their community’s homeless response systems. The mission of each CoC is to prevent and end homelessness across their geographic area, as such, all households benefiting from the proposed project will be experiencing either literal homelessness (in an emergency shelter or unsheltered in a location not fit for human habitation) or near homelessness (losing their primary nighttime residence within 21 days). 

The Eastern and Western Pennsylvania Continuums of Care (CoCs), also referred to sometimes as the Pennsylvania Balance of State CoCs, collectively cover 53 of the Commonwealth’s 67 counties – 33 Central/Eastern counties in the Eastern PA CoC and 20 Northwest/Southwest counties in the Western PA CoC.

To view PHFA’s Press Release, visit https://www.phfa.org/forms/press_releases/2024/phareawards_phfa_final_06132024.pdf


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