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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-1953



Availability of Funding through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families for a Housing Rehabilitation Program

[32 Pa.B. 5426]

   The Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Housing Rehabilitation Program is part of the Governor's Housing Collaboration Initiative (Initiative) that has a goal of moving families from welfare to work. The Initiative includes a number of housing related programs developed in cooperation with the Department of Public Welfare and the Housing Finance Agency.

   The Department of Community and Economic Development (Department) will administer a $10 million program with the objective of providing funding for local housing rehabilitation and repair for homeowners and minor alternation/renovation of rental properties.


   *  To provide assistance to needy families so that children under 18 years of age can be cared for in their own home or the home of a relative.

   *  To promote job preparation, work and marriage and ending dependence on government income payments.

   *  To encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

Eligible Applicants

   *  Units of local governments and redevelopment authorities.

Owner Occupied Properties

   *  Necessary repairs to the home so that one child or more under 18 years of age can reside there.

   *  Window and door replacement or upgrading to more energy efficient components.

   *  Removal, abatement or mitigation of lead-based paint hazards.

Rental Properties

   *  Minor alteration and renovations such as electrical and plumbing system improvements. Families with one child or more under 18 years of age must also reside in the assisted rental units.

   *  Window and door replacement or upgrading to more energy efficient components.

   *  Removal, abatement or mitigation of lead-based paint hazards.

   Housing units assisted with TANF funds must meet the building standards contained in the Department's Rehabilitation Guidelines or, once implemented, the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act. Ineligible uses include additions to units, installation of luxury items, emergency repairs for rental units, treating public housing units or facilities licensed by the Department of Public Welfare or the Department of Health for support services and rent payments for tenants.

   Funds used for rental properties must be in the form of a loan to the landlord/rental property owner.

Program Beneficiaries

   *  Assisted housing units, both owner-occupied and rental, must be occupied by low-income families with at least one dependent child below 18 years of age present in the home.

   *  Family income must be either below 80% of the median family income for the geographic area where the home is located, same as Section 8 income limits, or below 235% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

Funding Limits and Priorities

   *  The minimum application is $150,000 with a maximum of $500,000 in any 12 month period.

   *  Applicants must demonstrate leverage of at least $3 from other sources for each $1 of TANF funds requested and priority will be given to those with a $5 to $1 leverage ratio. The source of other funds can be from either public or private funds but must be actual cash and not in-kind services.

Application Packages

   The application consists of two parts: (1) the Department Single Application, which can be obtained at or by contacting the Customer Service Center at (800) 379-7448; and (2) TANF application and forms, available from the Center for Community Building, Office of Community Development, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Commonwealth Keystone Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225. Both parts of the application can be obtained from the previous address.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-1953. Filed for public inspection November 1, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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