Kelly Township homeowners in Union County may be eligible to receive up to $25,000 in home improvements from the Existing Owner-Occupied Housing Program funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

Union County Housing Authority and SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) are encouraging township residents to apply now to get on the wait list.

Interested residents may call Union County Housing Authority at 570-522-1300 or TDY 1-800-654-5984 to be put on the wait list.

SEDA-COG manages and administers the program on behalf of the township; the township is the grant applicant, pursuing the funds on behalf of its residents.

Kelly Township Supervisor Chairman David Hassenplug said residents should take advantage of this opportunity.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for residents to get no-cost home repairs, especially since the pandemic has caused financial hardships on many people,” Hassenplug said.

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.

Homeowners can go through the process hassle-free with Union County Housing Authority managing it from start to finish, said Lori Staggert, UCHA senior project manager.

“We make the process easy for the homeowner and manage it from start to finish,” Staggert said.

Qualifications:

  • Own the home or have Life Rights to live in it;
  • Meet income qualifications based on household size;
  • Be current on local taxes and municipal utility bills;
  • Provide proof of homeowner’s insurance;
  • Live in the home an additional five years.

Additional requirements may apply.

Annual Gross Income Limits:  **Income limits take effect June 1, 2021

Family size: 1 – $41,000; 2 – $46,850; 3 – $52,700; 4 – $58,500; 5 – $63,250; 6 – $67,950; 7 – $72,650; 8 – $77,300.

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 communities at the state and federal levels. For more information, visit www.seda-cog.org.