We were excited to welcome Mayor of Scranton Paige Cognetti and the City of Scranton to our office to announce new ARPA grants available for new home buyers and current homeowners.
The City of Scranton has recently opened grants totaling over $1 million to support new home buyers and current homeowners in need of home repairs. This funding, which comes from the City's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation of $68.7 million, is a huge step in making homeownership more accessible and affordable for Scranton residents.
We are thrilled to partner with the Agency for Community Empowerment (ACE) of NEPA and the City of Scranton in administering these grants. Our existing homebuyer program has been helping Scranton residents realize their dream of homeownership since 2020, and we are proud to continue this work through the First-Time Homebuyer grants, which are available up to $20,000. Our Aging in Place program also offers additional support for residents age 60 and over who meet certain income requirements.
In addition to supporting new home buyers, the Home Rehabilitation grants, also available up to $20,000, provide funding for home weatherization and repair projects to improve property values and address blight within the city. These grants can help residents save on energy bills, keep their homes safe, and create more energy-efficient living conditions.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Mayor Cognetti and the City of Scranton for their commitment to supporting new and existing homeowners in our community. To learn more about these grants and eligibility requirements, you are invited to attend a webinar on Friday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. You can pre-register at www.bit.ly/arpahome or visit www.scrantonpa.gov/arpa/arpa-homeowner for more information.
We are thrilled to see the City of Scranton taking this important step towards creating a more vibrant and thriving community, and we look forward to helping residents achieve their goals of homeownership and home repair. Thank you, Mayor Cognetti and the City of Scranton, for your support!