Westmoreland receives grant to rehab blighted homes
Westmoreland County got a $100,000 state grant to rehabilitate blighted homes and to install modifications to assist disabled residents.
The Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund grant will provide money to the county Redevelopment Authority and Lank Bank accessible housing program for low- and moderate-income residents.
Officials said previous rounds of the grant were used to rehabilitate eight properties in areas served by the land bank with one or two more expected to be completed with the new grant funds.
Additional money will be allocated to install home modifications such as ramps and stair lifts to assist disabled residents.
“This program will continue to address immediate housing needs in Westmoreland County, focusing on our most vulnerable residents,” said Redevelopment Authority Chairwoman Donna Holdorf-Roadman. “We are proud of our past success and look forward to making a larger impact.“
Rich Cholodofsky is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Rich at 724-830-6293, [email protected] or via Twitter .