Curwensville Boro receives good news about home rehabilitation grants

Curwensville Boro receives good news about home rehabilitation grants

By Dianne Byers dbyers@theprogressnews.com Jan 12, 2017

CURWENSVILLE — Curwensville Borough Council on Monday heard eight borough homeowners will have their homes rehabilitated using funds from a grant recently provided by Federal Home Loan Bank.

The application was a partnership between Northwest Bank and Central Pennsylvania Community Action. The total awarded was $145,277 with about $18,000 allocated per project, Council President Doug Bloom said. Funding will be overseen by Central Pennsylvania Community Action.

Eligible homes can receive repairs such as new roofing or electrical and plumbing upgrades. Select homes are also qualified to receive foundation maintenance. CPCA will work with homeowners to assess their homes’ needs and ensure the improvements will enhance their long-term living conditions.

“Central PA Community Action, Inc. exists to strengthen individuals and communities,” noted Susan Hawthorne of the CPCA said in a press release about the funding. “By receiving the Federal Home Loan Grant, and partnering with Northwest Bank, CPCA will be able to do that in Curwensville in 2017. 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,” she said.

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