Harrisburg – February 20, 2018 – Conshohocken is slated to receive a state grant of $112,875 to bring households into compliance with local and state building code standards, state Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) said today.
“This state grant will improve housing stock in Conshohocken and add to the community’s quality-of-life,” Hughes said. “The funds will particularly help improve properties owned by low-and- moderate income residents, the elderly and others who do not have resources to address system maintenance.
“The housing stock in Conshohocken is aged and more needs to be done to access state resources so that it can be rehabilitated.”
The grant funding for Conshohocken is through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The grant is earmarked for the borough’s Housing Rehabilitation Program. Those eligible for assistance include households at or below 80 percent of median income. The eligible work includes roof repairs, electric and plumbing upgrades, window replacement and reduction of lead paint and radon.
“We must access state funds and ensure that they are used to maximum effect,” Hughes said. “These dollars for improving Conshohocken’s housing will add to the fiscal health of the community and improve the lives of residents who face daunting financial challenges.”