Wolf Administration Approves Funding to Help Homeless Families in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $5 million in funding to help homeless families and promote homelessness prevention across the commonwealth. The funding is provided from the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program.

“Combating homelessness and preventing someone from becoming homeless in the first place is a priority of my administration,” said Governor Wolf. “Our goal is simple: to eliminate homelessness in the commonwealth. These grants are another step in achieving that goal.”

The ESG funding falls into four categories: rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, street outreach, and emergency shelter. Rapid rehousing helps individuals and families who are homeless, fleeing violence, or living in a home not suitable for human habitation. Homelessness prevention helps families who are currently housed but may be in jeopardy of losing their housing. Street outreach connects unsheltered homeless individuals with emergency shelter and/or health services. Emergency shelter funding supports costs associated with operating an emergency shelter and renovations.

The $5,276,043 in ESG funding was approved for the following areas:

  • Adams County $64,193
  • Allegheny County $200,000
  • Armstrong County $265,020
  • Beaver County $45,000
  • Bedford County $97,301
  • Blair County $350,000
  • Bradford County $50,000
  • Bucks County $25,000
  • Butler County $64,194
  • Carbon County $79,200
  • Chester County $237,848
  • City of Philadelphia $200,000
  • Clinton County $99,639
  • Crawford County $50,000
  • Cumberland County $99,639
  • Dauphin County $191,736
  • Franklin County $279,972
  • Indiana County $145,295
  • Lawrence County Social Services, Inc. $1,276,142
  • McKean County $112,259
  • Mercer County $197,507
  • Monroe County $329,953
  • Montgomery County $155,625
  • Schuylkill County $330,652
  • Tioga County $50,000
  • Union-Snyder Community Action Agency $150,000
  • Wayne County $129,868

For more information on the Emergency Solutions Grant or DCED , visit the DCED website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
J.J. Abbott, Governor’s Office, 717.783.1116
Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132

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