Money Available for Home Repairs

Eligible property owners who are in need of financial help for home repairs and who live in the townships of East Franklin, Kiskiminetas and Manor can apply for a chance to receive funding assistance.

But applicants must act soon since the application deadline of Monday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. is fast approaching.

To be eligible, applicants must be a resident of East Franklin Township, Kiskiminetas Township or Manor Township. The applicant must own and occupy their home, and meet income guidelines. Additional restrictions, rules and guidelines pertain to this program.

The county’s housing rehabilitation program has been very successful in the past, according to Carmen Johnson, assistant director of the county’s planning and development department.

“We are hopeful that the low-moderate income residents of these three entitlement communities will take advantage of the funding available to make improvements to their homes that they may not otherwise be able to do on their own,” Johnson said.

To apply for participation in the housing rehabilitation program please contact Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development at 402 market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201; by phone at 724-548-3223; via fax at 724-545-7050; via email at slconklin@co.armstrong.pa.us; or access the application form via www.co.armstrong.pa.us.

Once the applications have been submitted, they will be entered into a public lottery for possible selection. This means that not all applications entered into the lottery will be chosen for participation in the program. Public lotteries for each municipality are scheduled as follows:

 

East Franklin Township
Municipal Building
102 Cherry Orchard Avenue
Kittanning PA 16201
10AM   May 8

Kiskiminetas Twp Municipal Building
1222A Old State Road; Apollo 15613
10AM    May 9

Manor Township Municipal Building
306 Byron Street, McGrann, PA 16236
2PM    May 8

Eligible applicants can receive a deferred grant to correct code deficiencies at their residence. Lead safe work practices and short- term radon measures are required. Funding for the housing rehabilitation program is made available through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) received from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.