HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — FHLBank Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) announced today the 2019 Home4Good funding awarded to programs across the state working to reduce homelessness.  This year, FHLBank Pittsburgh provided $3 million toward the effort, and PHFA provided $1.5 million, for a total contribution of $4.5 million. It’s the second year of this special joint initiative targeting homelessness.

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«FHLBank Pittsburgh’s ongoing partnership with PHFA continues to make a meaningful difference in the well-being of the neighborhoods we serve and the lives of our neighbors who live there,» said Winthrop Watson, FHLBank Pittsburgh’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  «Thanks to the support of our member institutions, more than $7 million in Home4Good grants will be directed to local service organizations throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia

Home4Good was created in 2018 by FHLBank Pittsburgh and is being administered by PHFA. The funding announced today is being distributed as grants to organizations that help individuals retain or find housing, provide supportive services to those facing homelessness or address other unmet needs within the existing homeless provider network.

Distribution of the funding in most counties is being overseen by local Continuum of Care organizations. The list of funding recipients is provided below.

«It’s our pleasure to partner with FHLBank Pittsburgh on this initiative,» said PHFA Executive Director and CEO Brian A. Hudson Sr. «The organizations we’re funding today have demonstrated success in reducing homelessness, and it’s our hope that this additional funding will expand the reach of their efforts.»

Information about Home4Good is available at www.fhlb-pgh.com, and at www.phfa.org at the bottom of the homepage, under «Resources.» Organizations interested in future participation in the program can contact Kate Swanson at katherine.swanson@fhlb-pgh.com or Bryce Maretzki at bmaretzki@phfa.org for details.

The 2019 Home4Good funding recipients are:

Continuum of Care

(by county)

Applicant / Proposal Name

Funding Amount

Beaver County

Salvation Army / The Harmony House / Transitional Housing / Rapid Re-housing

$62,000

Bucks County

 

Bucks County Housing Group / SOAR Case Management

$25,000

Bucks County Opportunity Council / Prevention/Diversion

$25,000

Chester County

 

 

Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children / Homeless Prevention Program

$45,000

Housing Authority of the County of Chester / Homeless Assistance Program

$35,000

Home of the Sparrow / Mental Health Service

$15,000

Eastern Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 Valley Youth House Committee / The Synergy Project – Allentown 

$70,000

Clinton County Housing Coalition / Eastern PA CoC Coordinator

$30,000

Pocono Mountains United Way / RHAB Homeless Prevention/Diversion

$100,000

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) / Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF) Pilot

$94,737

Lehigh Valley Regional Advisory Board/Lehigh Conference of Churches / Diversion/Prevention Program

$125,000

PA Interfaith Community Programs / Homeless Diversion Adams County

$74,550

Erie County

 

Erie DAWN / Housing NOW

$50,000

St. Martin Center / H4G Stable Home Pathway 2

$40,000

Dauphin County

 

Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area / HELP Ministries

$46,000

Brethren Housing Association / Transitions

$27,000

Lancaster County

 

Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership / Eviction Prevention Network 

$82,000

School District of Lancaster / Schools First Initiative: Youth Peer Advisory Council

$10,000

Montgomery County

 

Carson Valley Children’s Aid / Rapid Rehousing

$100,000

Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities / PCRC EPIC and RRH Program

$28,000

Philadelphia County

 

 

 

Turning Points for Children / Turning Points YVLifeSet

$100,000

Drueding Center / Drueding Rental Assistance Program (DRAP)

$100,000

Action Wellness / Pathway Home Project

$100,000

Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF) / Stabilizing Re-Entering Citizens: A Housing and Workforce Development Approach

$100,000

Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM) / North Philadelphia Eviction Prevention

$50,000

Friends Rehabilitation Program / Prevention and Diversion Program

$150,000

Depaul USA/ St Joseph’s House

$200,000

Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) / Family Homelessness Prevention/Shelter Diversion Program

$92,000

Nationalities Service Center / Support for Vulnerable Newcomers

$50,000

New Kensington CDC / Healing-Centered Eviction Prevention

$50,000

Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) / Point Home

$50,000

Resources for Human Development / Philadelphia Housing Smart

$50,000

First Step Staffing Philadelphia / Employment Program

$100,000

Norris Square Community Alliance / NSCA Home Share Program

$50,000

HELP Social Service Organization / HELP Philly Independence Homeless Prevention Program (HPP)

$100,000

Pathways to Housing PA / Transitional Employment Program

$60,000

Pittsburgh, McKeesport, Penn Hills / Allegheny County 

 

 

 

Light of Life / Street Outreach Program

$63,950

Chartiers Center / Homeless Utility Assistance Program

$120,000

Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) / Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund

$50,000

Bethlehem Haven / Housing Assistance for Post Medical Respite Discharge

$111,323

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh / Homeless Prevention/Diversion

$75,000

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania / Home4Good HomeWork

$88,495

Neighborhood Legal Services Association / Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Project (HAPP)

$60,000

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh / Center Avenue YMCA Renovation

$50,000

Auberle / Home4Good

$50,000

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Central Council of Pittsburgh / Direct Assistance Fund

$42,000

HEARTH / A Safe Place Matters

$60,000

Sisters Place / Empowerment Housing Program / Housing Plus Model of Service

$40,000

Reading / Berks County

 

Opportunity House – Rose Project / Relief for Overcrowding in the Shelter Environment

$100,000

Easy Does It, Inc. / Young Adult Transitional Housing

$20,000

Scranton / Lackawanna County

 

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA / Re-Entry Rapid Re-Housing

$58,000

Valley Youth House Committee / Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Lackawanna County Youth

$58,000

Upper Darby, Chester, Haverford/Delaware County

 

Community Action Agency of Delaware County / Rental and Utility Assistance Programs

$65,000

County of Delaware – Dept. of Human Services; Adult and Family Services / SOAR 4 U

$140,000

Western Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Valley Youth House Committee / Western PA COC Host Homes Program

$75,000

Fayette County Community Action Agency / CoC Coordinator Position

$30,000

McKean County Redevelopment & Housing Authority / Home Connection

$125,000

Fayette County Community Action Agency / Justice Housing Initiative

$175,000

Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton/Luzerne County

Catherine McAuley Center / Plymouth Emergency Shelter

$68,750

York City & County

WellSpan Health / WellSpan LifePath Recuperative Care (WLRC)

$24,000

County of York: York Human Services Department / 3RP (Rapid Rehousing for Reentrants Program)

$50,000

In addition to the awards listed above, each participating Continuum of Care will be awarded an administrative grant for their participation in the Home4Good funding round. Together, the program awards and the administrative grants make up the $4.5 million in funding.

About FHLBank Pittsburgh
As an intermediary between global capital markets and local lenders, FHLBank Pittsburgh provides readily available liquidity, as well as affordable housing and community development opportunities, to member financial institutions of all sizes in Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Bank is part of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, which was established by Congress in 1932 and serves as a reliable source of funds for housing, jobs and growth in all economic cycles. To learn more, visit www.fhlb-pgh.com.

About PHFA
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency works to provide affordable homeownership and rental housing options for older adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. Through its carefully managed mortgage programs and investments in multifamily housing developments, PHFA also promotes economic development across the state. Since its creation by the legislature in 1972, it has generated more than $14.3 billion of funding for more than 176,600 single-family home mortgage loans, helped fund the construction of 136,215 rental units, distributed more than $109.2 million to support local housing initiatives, and saved the homes of more than 50,100 families from foreclosure. PHFA programs and operations are funded primarily by the sale of securities and from fees paid by program users, not by public tax dollars. The agency is governed by a 14-member board.

Media Contacts:
Scott Elliott, PHFA
717-649-6522 (cell)
selliott@phfa.org 

Rich Stimel, FHLBank Pittsburgh
412-288-7351
rich.stimel@fhlb-pgh.com

 

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