Community partners are integral to what we do, and First National Bank is one of our most stalwart partners. Thank you Nick Lingenfelter at FNB downtown for your support!
Take a night off from cooking and celebrate the start of summer with some zesty Greek food while supporting the State College Community Land Trust, on Wednesday, June 20! Eat-in OR take-out! Print the flier below and take with you OR mention SCCLT when you go to donate %20 of your purchase to affordable homeownership.
Print the below page of fliers to take to the Greek when you go:
Check out this week's Helping Hands column in the Centre Daily Times, by our very own Colleen Ritter. Since June is National Homeownership Month, Colleen takes a look at how sustainability and homeownership intertwine.
Congrats to The Mid-State Literacy Council for being Central Pennsylvania Creative Professionals 's #brandaid designee this year. You deserve it!💞🤩
Read the statecollege.com story here: http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/ad-club-hosts-award-ceremony-announces-free-branding-update-for-local-nonprofit,1476604/
Congrats Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County on breaking ground on Reynolds Ave. in Bellefonte! We enjoyed meeting the new homeowners. What a great week for affordable housing in Centre County! Also great to see Sarah and Chris from PHRC - The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center and the Hamer Center for Community Design and the Energy Efficient Housing Research Group in the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State
The ribbon cutting ceremony for GreenBuild was held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 3:30 PM. Both new homeowners were in attendance as were members of the Borough and Centre County Governments, West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund, Envinity, Weber Murphy Fox, The Hamer Center for Community Design and Energy Efficient Housing Research Center at Penn State, the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center, SCCLT homeowners, Board, donors, and friends and family of all present. This is just a sneak peak of photos from the event. More will be coming soon. Check the our GreenBuild Updates page to see them when they are ready!
The Borough of State College is eligible to receive three grants totaling $624,281 through the state Department of Community and Economic Development’s HOME program, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).
“The money will enable the borough to provide more reasonably-priced housing options to our neighbors in need,” Corman said. “A steep demand for housing in State College has pushed housing prices higher and higher. Affordable housing is vital to helping our families succeed and making our community a better place to live.”
Corman said the federally funded program provides municipalities with grant and loan assistance as well as technical assistance to expand the supply of decent and affordable housing for low- and very low-income Pennsylvanians. To receive the money, the borough must complete an environmental review process.
Grants are used for new construction, rehabilitation, financing mechanisms, acquisition of rental or sales housing and rental assistance for low- and moderate-income families.
A 25 percent local match on project costs from non-federal resources for rental housing is required.
Read the Senator's entire press release here.
SCCLT Monthly Meeting
The State College Community Land Trust Board meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00 in the Borough Building.