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; or access the application form via

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.

4 comments on “Money Available for Home Repairs
  1. mad-2010 says:

    I’ll say this Again: Indiana is a right-to-work state and that didn’t stop Carrier Corporation from moving jobs to Mexico, did it? So much for the Ja-Jenny right-to-work assumption!!

  2. blutoblutarsky says:

    Every single person that rents or owns pays property tax either to the tax collector or to their landlord via rent.
    Didn’t Jenny GUARANTEE this bill would pass in 2017? LOL
    Just pay your taxes and fines FFS ya whiner.

  3. Rainbow Rider says:

    jenny , please cite your sources that say that this Company, I repeat Company , decision to close this plant has anything to do with property taxes. I’ve never seen or heard of property taxes being responsible for a plant closure. I know people who work at the Creighton plant and they’ve not heard this either.
    As far as the rest of your post, go on believing that hype.

  4. jorn jensen says:

    There’s a great way to make money available for home repairs – pass HB/SB 76. How? Eliminate property taxes and assessors’ jobs – replace those property axes with increased sales and income taxes and watch people spend money on their homes because they won’t be penalized into higher property taxes by assessors collecting more tax ‘rent’ on their owned properties. Watch companies come back to PA if they’re not burdened by property taxes – that will bring work back and the young people that we educate will be able to stay and make a home here. Of course, right-to-work legislation would help that along immensely, also – just ask the people down at PPG Creighton.

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