Act 13 Grant Programs

Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund (PHARE)

Priority Goals: To address the need for affordable housing in the counties, where producing non-conventional gas wells are located, who have adopted the local impact fee as required in the Impact Fee Act.

Resources for PHARE Proposals in Centre County:

Severe cost burdens were most common among ELI renter households in the following three counties: Centre (91%), Monroe (85%), and Delaware (82%). (Chapter 4:34)

Five counties (Centre, Monroe, Delaware, Bucks, and Montgomery) also had the greatest shortages in affordable and available rental housing stock mid-decade (2005-06). (Chapter 4:36) Act 13 Programs