Corbett Announces Accessible Housing Funds Provided to Support Bucks County
Residents and Veterans with Physical Disabilities
Harrisburg– Governor Tom Corbett today
announced that the Department of Community and Economic Development awarded the
Redevelopment Authority of the County of Bucks a $200,000 Keystone Communities
Accessible Housing grant that will help county residents and veterans living
with permanent physical disabilities make necessary modifications to remain in
Keystone Communities grant will help fund modifications to facilitate improved
caregiving and make it easier for these individuals to carry out everyday tasks,”
Keystone Communities grant will provide funding for implementation of the Bucks
County Housing Rehabilitation Program. The program supports low-to
moderate-income homeowners who are in need of repairs or modifications to their
homes in Bucks County.
Redevelopment Authority will offer accessibility grants to provide a safe
living environment that accommodates the limitations of permanently disabled
residents allowing for citizens to remain in their home and preventing the need
for them to relocate to a more accommodating location.
rehabilitation programs administrated by the Redevelopment Authority will
ensure that the home is safe and in compliance with all applicable housing
codes, thus providing a home that is free from both building code defects and
is accessible as well as functional for the permanently disabled persons.
is a welcome funding source from the Commonwealth as we have over a dozen
applicants on our waiting list,” said Bob White, Executive Director,
Redevelopment Authority of the County of Bucks. “With the Commonwealth's
assistance, we'll be able to ensure Bucks County's permanently disabled
residents and veterans live in safe, healthy and accessible residences."
inception, the Redevelopment Authority has rehabilitated or improved more than
1,700 homes in Bucks County through the implementation of programs such as the
Bucks County Rehabilitation Program.
by the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Keystone
Communities Accessible Housing Program’s goals are to expand individuals’
living options, promote health and safety, and increase their ability to
function effectively and more independently in their home.
information about the Keystone Communities program and other community
development initiatives visit www.newPA.com
or call 1-866-466-3972.
Caras, Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116
Kensinger, DCED; 717-783-1132