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Rep. Cartwright Announces $180,000 for Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

Grant aimed affordable housing, revitalizing and sustaining neighborhoods, and creating jobs

Congressional Eighth District , July 7, 2022

Eighth Congressional District – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that NeighborWorks NEPA will receive $180,000 to support their work developing and preserving affordable housing, revitalizing and sustaining neighborhoods, and creating jobs. The grant is part of FY2022 funding from NeighborWorks America.

“Every American deserves a comfortable, affordable home in a safe neighborhood, and NeighborWorks NEPA is striving to make that a reality for all Northeastern Pennsylvanians,” said Rep. Cartwright. “I am proud to support funding that invests in our communities, and I am grateful to Jesse Ergott and his entire team for the work they do to revitalize our neighborhoods and counsel first time homebuyers, so they can feel confident in their purchase.” 

“We truly appreciate the Congressman’s support for this critical investment in Northeastern Pennsylvania’s neighborhoods and residents,” said Jesse Ergott, NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania President & CEO. “We believe that having safe and stable places to live is foundational to a thriving community, and this funding will allow us to continue our important work to offer a helping hand to more of our neighbors.”

This year, NeighborWorks America is distributing more than $78 million across the 247 nonprofits that make up its network in all 50 states, the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico. Funded by the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, these grants will support that national network of organizations in the work they do provide financial counseling, promote community engagement, and increase accessibility of  affordable housing.