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Rep. Cartwright Announces $259,000 to Develop and Preserve Affordable Housing

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania will receive $259,000 in federal funding to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs.

“At a time when working families are struggling, solving the affordable housing gaps for residents is one sound step toward providing stability for families’ futures,” said Rep. Cartwright, who is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee. “These kinds of federal investments will have a real impact on families in Northeastern Pennsylvania and I’ll continue to do all I can to secure resources to help continue the good works that NeighborWorks is doing in our communities.”

These federal grant dollars were awarded by NeighborWorks America, a public nonprofit organization, established by Congress in 1978. It supports local and regional nonprofit organizations that collaborate with private-sector business leaders and representatives of local government to create neighborhoods where every family has a chance to get ahead.