WHOLE-HOME REPAIRS PROGRAM
Phase 2 applications are now open!
ACTION Housing requires anyone who applied earlier this year to recertify their application here.
Applications will close on November 17.
SRCOG Application Assistance
SRCOG is committed to assisting residents in our member communities in completing and submitting applications to ACTION Housing.
SRCOG will have application intake centers throughout the Mon Valley on the following dates:
Glassport Borough Building
440 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045
October 31, 10am – 12pm
Clairton Municipal Building
551 Ravensburg Blvd, Clairton, PA 15025
November 7, 10am – 12pm
McKeesport Municipal Building
201 Lysle Blvd, McKeesport, PA 15132
November 14, 10am – 12pm
Additionally, SRCOG will host office hours on Wednesdays from 1-4pm, starting on October 25 and ending on November 15.
During this time, interested applicants can find us at our main office building on 1705 Maple Street in Homestead.
The Whole-Home Repairs Program, legislation introduced by State Representative Sara Innamorato and State Senator Nikil Saval, received a $125-million appropriation in the 2022–2023 state budget.
Pennsylvania has some of the oldest housing stock in the nation. Hundreds of thousands of homes across the Commonwealth have moderate to severe physical inadequacies, including leaky roofs or windows, blown fuses or exposed wiring, unreliable heat, or the lack of a flushing toilet. As people struggle to simply hold on to their homes, they may be forced to forgo regular maintenance and small repairs and upgrades, deferring until a repair is more urgently needed, and more expensive.
This program is the first of its kind in the nation, making it so that Pennsylvanians can stay warm, safe, and dry in homes they can afford. Specifically, this program:
- Provides up to $50,000 to repair, update, and adapt homes throughout Pennsylvania.
- Allocates resources for support staff to help people access the assistance they need in the order they need it.
- Funds training and pre-apprenticeship programs and provides stipends to trainees to build up the local workforce needed to meet the demand.
A detailed breakdown of the interest forms received from SRCOG community members during Phase 1 can be found at the link below.