CLEARFIELD – The Redevelopment Authority of Clearfield County (RACC) will apply for $120,000 in Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Funds.
The county board of commissioners on Tuesday approved RACC’s grant application to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) at the request of RACC Director Lisa Kovalick.
RACC will specifically request for Marcellus Shale Impact Fee (Act 13 of 2012) funds to help revitalize three municipalities in Clearfield County, Kovalick said.
The target areas include Clearfield and Curwensville Boroughs as well as Morris Township. All three have requested assistance to revitalize and restore their communities, she said.
Funding will be used to acquire, demolish and rehabilitate housing in these areas, providing for safer communities and affordable housing to those within a range of incomes.
However, RACC must commit 30 percent of awarded funds to assist households below 50 percent of the county’s median area income, which according to the U.S. Census, is $49,015, Kovalick said.
“This funding opportunity offers RACC a clear path to meet our mission of: ‘promoting healthy and prosperous communities with revitalization and development,’” she said.