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Program to disperse grants, loans of up to $50K to homeowners, landlords in county

Edward Mauk, Butler County Housing and Redevelopment Authority CEO, stands in front of the Terrace Apartments in Butler. Butler Eagle file photo

As part of this year’s budget, Pennsylvania legislators included a new funding source to benefit the state’s housing market while maintaining the status quo in other areas.

Folded into the state government’s budget this year came a new program, the Whole Home Repairs and Homeownership Affordability Program.

“It certainly looks like a program we’re interested in,” said Edward Mauk, CEO of the Butler County Housing Authority. “It’s another pool of funds, and it’ll add to our ability to help residents.“

The budget sets aside $125 million for the program, which will be managed by the state Department of Community and Economic Development.

The program sets up a fund that will annually dispense grants or loans of up to $50,000 for homeowners and small landlords. There are some restrictions that differ based on the type of applicant.

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