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Funding Low-Income Housing In Marcellus Shale Region

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Will Dole Out $2.5 Million

Funding Low-Income Housing In Marcellus Shale Region

HARRISBURG, PA (WENY)---Homelessness in the Marcellus Shale region is on the rise But now the Pennsylvania government is trying to address that problem by funding low-income housing throughout the region.

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has announced they will dole out $2.5 million to help fund low-income housing projects. That money comes from cash collected in 2011 for the Pennsylvania Housing Affordibility and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund.

An additional $5 million a year will be made available. The additional money will be financed through natural gas impact fees.