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Central Pa. projects receive tax credits

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The Wolf administration on Monday said it was awarding tax credits to 15 revitalization projects in Central Pennsylvania through the state's Neighborhood Assistance Program.

The bulk of the midstate projects are in York County. Tax credits from the program help leverage additional funds from businesses. Businesses donate money to support projects that address neighborhood and community problems, particularly those in low-income areas.

The following projects received tax credits:

  • Hope Within Ministries Inc., Dauphin County: $49,999 toward a facility expansion to increase early access to primary and mental health care services.
  • YWCA of York, York County: $31,900 toward enhanced safety measures at seven locations, including new security cameras and monitoring equipment.
  • Crispus Attucks Association, York County: $337,500 toward renovations of rental housing for low-income tenants.
  • YWCA of York, York County: $187,500 toward rehabilitation work on the Voni B. Grimes gym, including repairs to the basketball court, construction of a new pavilion, creation of two playgrounds and other interior gym work.
  • Y Community Development Corp., York County: $150,000 toward enhanced security near the YMCA and a community neighborhood urban park project.
  • Community Action Commission, Dauphin County: $35,625 toward corridor improvement projects in the South Allison Hill community in Harrisburg, including sidewalk repairs and replacing pole banners.
  • Central PA Food Bank: $851,181 toward mobile pantry programs across Central Pennsylvania.
  • The Salvation Army Harrisburg, Dauphin County: $30,250 toward transitioning the traditional food pantry model to a more holistic model that offers additional resources, such as nutrition education.
  • New Hope Ministries in York, Cumberland and Adams counties: $190,000 toward new hires to help manage food programs, expand mobile food pantry services, and increase a program to help underserved schools with free and reduced meals.
  • York County Food Bank, York County: $82,500 toward increasing food distributions and implementing new initiatives, including a mobile food pantry, pop-up produce markets and a hunger hotline.
  • Welsh Mountain Health Centers, Lebanon County: $97,500 toward a relocation and expansion project in Lebanon that will help improve access and space for more health care services.
  • Spanish American Civic Association, Lancaster County: $240,000 toward the continuation and expansion of SACA's Tec Centro, which addresses the problems of the lack of marketable skills by residents of the community to qualify for full-time jobs in high demand in the local labor market.
  • SACA Development Corp., Lancaster County: $75,000 toward homeownership initiatives in the southeast area of Lancaster.
  • HDC MidAtlantic, Lancaster County: $33,750 toward a project that aims to prevent housing destabilization and protect permanent housing for poor and working class families.
  • Tabor Community Services Inc., Lancaster County: $75,000 toward a project that aims to help low-income residents with various services, including eviction prevention and mortgage foreclosure prevention, and skill building programs focused on budgeting, savings, improving credit, reducing debt and basic financial literacy.

In total, the administration said 136 revitalization projects statewide will receive tax credits totaling nearly $18 million. For a full list of projects, click here.


This story was modified to include projects in Lancaster County.

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Jason Scott covers state government, real estate and construction, media and marketing, and Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jscott@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JScottJournal.

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