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Tri-County Housing Development Corporation, Ltd. Receives Grant from Impact Harrisburg
Harrisburg, PA October 24, 2016 – Tri-County Housing Development Corporation, LTD. (Tri-County HDC) received a grant of $350,000 from Impact Harrisburg on October 20, 2016.
Tri-County HDC was one of 13 organizations awarded a grant from Impact Harrisburg, and, more specifically, was one of five awarded under the Community Building Project category.
“We are very grateful to Impact Harrisburg for this grant. This money will enable us to move forward with our project located in Harrisburg’s Mulder Square,” said Gary E. Lenker, Executive Director. “Our efforts to rehabilitate properties in this part of Harrisburg in partnership with the City can now continue and we are excited for the future of this neighborhood.”
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.
The rehabilitation and reuse of existing housing stock and land helps to achieve two of the City of Harrisburg’s “Consolidated Plan Goals,” as well as helps to satisfy goals of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission’s “Regional Growth Management Plan.”
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.