A $280,000 grant through the state’s Blight Remediation Program will be used to rehabilitate seven deteriorating properties in the City of York.
State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, a Democrat who represents York in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, said the project will help address a shortage of affordable housing in the city.
“With funds like these, we can drive targeted investments that have real return and make a difference in the lives of our friends, families and neighbors,” she said in a release.
The money was awarded to the Redevelopment Authority of York to purchase the rundown homes, stabilize them and return them to resale condition.
“This award goes a long way in keeping local tax costs down, as we grow our communities block by block,” Hill-Evans said.
Four of the houses have “created a row of blight” on Penn Street, a major artery between York College and historic downtown York, the release said.
Cost of the project is $330,000, with the City of York supplying $30,000 in partial matching funds.