Mercer County adopts Whole-Home Repair Program
The Whole-Home Repairs Program is a grant provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
The program will give Mercer County $1,399,948 to help repair and preserve homes in Mercer County for people unable to afford house repairs.
The Community Action Partnership of Mercer County will develop the blueprint for the program for Mercer County residents. The organizations, CEO, Wilma Torres anticipates resident applications to begin within the next few months.
Eligible participants are single home owners with a household income that must be less than 80% of the areas median income.
Program services include: replacing a roof or furnace, extermination services, fixing plumbing issues, damaged porches and disability appliances like wheelchair ramps.
Torres predicts home repairs for eligible applicants will start in the summer.
An additional part of the program includes workforce development. Community Action Partnership is preparing to partner with institutions such as New Castle School of Trades and Laurel Technical Institute.