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Tri-County Housing Development Corporation, Ltd. Receives Grant from Impact Harrisburg
Harrisburg, PA – Tri-County Housing Development Corporation, Ltd. (Tri-County HDC) recently received a grant of $15,000 from the Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation, Inc.
The Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation’s primary mission is to provide funding to organizations that operate for the betterment of individuals, their families, and their communities; with a focus on charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes.
The grant funds will be applied toward ongoing costs for the rehabilitation of a home on Hummel Street, which will then be sold to a low- to moderate-income family through Tri-County HDC’s “Lease with Option to Purchase” Program.
“We are very excited to announce that we received this grant from the Kline Foundation. This property is the first one we have acquired and are rehabilitating in an expansion of our South Allison Hill program to include Mulder Square,” said Gary E. Lenker, Executive Director. “Our efforts to rehabilitate properties in this part of Harrisburg can now continue and we are excited for the future of this neighborhood. We are very grateful to the Kline Foundation for their support.”
Mulder Square is located in the South Allison Hill area of Harrisburg bordered by Mulberry and Derry Streets. This multi-year, multi-phased project includes the acquisition of 11 properties and the eventual creation of 14 units of affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals or families. The overall costs for this project are anticipated to exceed $2.25 million. The City of Harrisburg has provided support for the project by approving an allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for FY 2015-16. In addition, the Dauphin County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $75,000 Dauphin County Gaming Local Share Municipal Grant for this project, and Impact Harrisburg has also provided a $350,000 grant.
About Tri-County HDC
Tri-County HDC was created in 1990 to address the unmet need for affordable housing in Central PA. Its mission is to promote and develop affordable housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and is a certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) for the City of Harrisburg, and Dauphin and Cumberland Counties. Since its creation, Tri-County HDC has developed nearly 700 units of affordable housing for area families. Tri-County HDC’s activities are structured in direct response to local affordable housing needs and projects are developed within the context of building partnerships, revitalizing communities, and supporting our tenants and homeowners by offering them supportive services to help them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.
Gary E. Lenker, Executive Director
Tri-County Housing Development Corporation, LTD.