|Posted:||August 26, 2020 02:48 PM|
|From:||Representative Elizabeth Fiedler and Rep. Austin A. Davis, Rep. Morgan Cephas|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Expanding PHFA’s Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program|
|As you are all acutely aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our commonwealth’s economy and placed a tremendous burden on many homeowners and renters across Pennsylvania. In May, the General Assembly passed Act 24, which allocated $175 million to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to fund vital rental and mortgage assistance for our constituents. Unfortunately, the enacted legislation has engendered certain administrative and programmatic challenges that have hindered our constituent’s ability to access this valuable funding. Consequently, I have worked in conjunction with PHFA and stakeholders to develop suitable remedies to address these issues.
My legislation makes the following changes to the existing program:
Please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have any questions or concerns.
Introduced as HB2837