Pa.’s new Whole Home Repair program moving forward, but homeowners can’t apply for funds yet

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 Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA

A new application to assistance Pennsylvania homeowners make required repairs is shifting forward.

Pennsylvania counties and other teams can get started to use Monday to administer millions of pounds in money for dwelling repairs.

The state’s most new funds allotted $125 million to the Whole Property Repairs system.

The new plan aims to support reduced- and average-cash flow owners and modest landlords with required repairs up to $50,000, fight blight, improve power performance in households, and offer building-associated workforce development.

Apps open up Monday for possibly counties or approved nonprofits to implement to the condition to administer the cash. In Allegheny County, nonprofit Motion Housing has been selected by the county govt to apply to operate the application. (The program’s point out-issued suggestions say in Allegheny County, the county govt determines the applicant.)

Motion Housing already administers a weatherization program that is comparable to Total Household Mend in some respects. It also administered a big COVID-similar rental assistance program last yr and this calendar year that has distributed a lot more than $128 million in help.

Property owners very likely won’t be in a position to utilize for funds for a several months.