Twenty-four rural and suburban developments have been selected to receive $20.4 million in low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) in Pennsylvania. About $8.5 million in PennHOMES funding was also awarded.
This second cycle of awards will help build or rehabilitate 1,248 housing units for low- and moderate-income families. In the first funding cycle in February, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) approved $16.8 million in LIHTC reservations to 19 urban developments.
The latest LIHTC round will also help create 1,002 construction jobs and support 745 non-construction jobs, according to PHFA officials.
During this cycle, the proposed Heidelberg Apartments was selected for special recognition. The Allegheny County development received a $952,271 housing credit reservation and earned the Innovation in Design award, which recognizes one development proposal during each funding round that demonstrates a creative affordable housing solution.
The project is being developed by ACTION Housing and the Autism Housing Development Corporation of Pittsburgh. Half of the development’s 42 units will be reserved for people with autism. This proposal was selected because of the opportunities that will be provided to the residents in the form of transportation, employment and social services. Specific design features will also be incorporated to address the needs of residents with autism.
The 24 multifamily housing proposals that received tax credits or PennHOMES funding are:
- Burkett Place, North Strabane Township, Washington County;
- Park Place, Bally, Berks County;
- Highland Hill, Somerset, Somerset County;
- Brunswick Apartments, Lancaster, Lancaster County;
- Westminster Place at Queen Street, York, York County;
- Whitehall Acres, Oxford, Chester County;
- Oak Hill Apartments, Franklin, Venango County;
- JT College View Towers, Grove City, Mercer County;
- Butler County Senior Housing for Veterans, Butler, Butler County;
- Heidelberg Apartments, Heidelberg, Allegheny County;
- Bellefonte Mews, Bellefonte, Centre County;
- Reliance Crossing, Souderton, Montgomery County;
- Wyalusing Meadows, Wyalusing, Bradford County;
- Thompson Greene, Butler, Butler County;
- Kinder Park II, Woodlyn, Delaware County;
- The Old School on Luzerne, West Pittston, Luzerne County;
- Gateway Senior Housing, Waynesburg, Greene County;
- Governor's Gate Apartments, Bellefonte, Centre County;
- Independence Square, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County;
- Falconhurst Neighborhood Restoration, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County;
- Bloom Mills, Bloomsburg, Columbia County;
- Masontown Family Housing, Masontown, Fayette County;
- Westfall Senior Apartments, Westfall, Pike County; and
- Serenity Ridge, Plum, Allegheny County
More information about these developments can be found here.