CURWENSVILLE – Eight Curwensville area homeowners started off 2017 with some good news.
Thanks in part to a grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank and a partnership between Northwest Bank and Central Pennsylvania Community Action (CPCA), their homes will be rehabilitated.
The grant, which totals $145,277, will be used to provide safe, sanitary housing to selected area residents. CPCA will work with the homeowners to ensure the repairs improve living conditions in the long-term.
Each home will receive repairs, such as new roofing, electrical and plumbing upgrades. Select homes will also receive foundation maintenance.
This grant is a positive step toward helping homeowners improve their quality of life by making necessary upgrades to their homes.
“Northwest is firmly rooted in the belief that homeownership gives people a sense of pride, and we’re pleased to be able to help Curwensville residents improve their homes and boost pride in their homes,” notes Jon Rockey, region president of Northwest.
“Central Pennsylvania Community Action Inc. [CPCA] exists to strengthen individuals and communities,” notes Susan Hawthorne of the CPCA.
“By receiving the Federal Home Loan Grant, and partnering with Northwest Bank, CPCA will be able to do that in Curwensville in 2017, and CPCA is already considering other areas in Clearfield and Centre counties, which could benefit with this sort of partnership in the future. We are excited to get started.”
Construction is slated to begin in early 2017 and will continue throughout the year.