A housing rehabilitation grant has been awarded to Mount Carmel Township, and residents are encouraged to apply now to get on the waiting list.

Plus, more dollars can now be spent per home than in previous grants, so homeowners can receive up to $65,000 instead of a limit of $35,000 in improvements.

Eligible repairs include structural, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating/furnace, window replacement, radon and lead-based paint mitigation, and energy-related improvements. Also included are modifications for mobility-impaired residents. There is no cost to homeowners who maintain home residency over a five-year period from the date of signing.

SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) assists the homeowner through the whole process, said Teri Provost, director of the agency’s Housing Rehabilitation program.

“We help the homeowner from start to finish – from obtaining a contractor, managing the project, to anything that may arise during or after the rehabilitation process,” Provost said.

Interested residents may call SEDA-COG’s Stacy Anderson at 800-326-9310, ext. 7215.


  • Primary residence located in Mount Carmel Township
  • Own the home or have Life Rights to live in it
  • Meet income qualifications based on household size (below)
  • Be current on local taxes and municipal utility bills
  • Provide proof of homeowner’s insurance
  • Live in the home an additional five years

Gross household income not to exceed:

  • 1 – $38,200
  • 2 – $43,650
  • 3 – $49,100
  • 4 – $54,550
  • 5 – $58,950

Additional requirements may apply.

As a community and economic development agency, SEDA-COG enhances the quality of life and economic advantage for residents and businesses in 11 central Pennsylvania counties through its vital partnerships and initiatives. SEDA-COG also is an advocate for the interests of its communities at the state and federal levels. For more information, visit www.seda-cog.org.