With PHARE funded energy-efficient renovations well under way at 17 project sites, the Energy+ team has been meeting frequently to hammer out details of a technical advisement engagement with folks from the Energy Efficient Housing Research Group (EEHR) in the Hamer Center for Community Design at Penn State's Stuckeman School, and the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC).
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On July 30, 2019 the Energy+ team met at the State College Borough to discuss next steps. Earlier this month the three Energy+ partners to apply for PHARE funding found out they were all funded. At this meeting the group discussed specific work items at each exisiting project site, and ways to identify other potential project sites.
The group also discussed potentially sharing project progress, and involving the community in future planning at an outreach dinner or event. Details still to come, so, stay tuned.
Centre County received $1.37 million to increase affordable housing options through Pennsylvania’s Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund, an initiative State Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Rush Township, said will give residents “a place they can call home.”
Each of the Energy+ project partners to apply for PHARE funding received some. PHARE funding provided Housing Transitions with $50,000 to be used for an energy and affordable rental rehab program. The State College Borough received $75,000 in funding for an energy and housing rehabilitation project, and the State College Community Land Trust was granted $50,000 for an energy and housing rehabilitation project.
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On Saturday, June 8, 2019 SCCLT, in partnership with folks from PHRC, the Borough's Planning Office and Envinity Inc. held a house tour and reception about Energy+.