The Story


PHARE is the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund. Also known as the state housing trust fund, PHARE expands opportunity for people and communities in need by funding local housing. PHARE helps real people and gets real results. Read more


Success!


The Campaign to expand the State Housing Trust Fund from 37 counties in PA to all 67 counties in PA was successful. In November of 2015, Governor Wolf signed Act 58, which funds the fund with revenue drawn from future growth in the existing Realty Transfer Tax, redirecting it back into the residential real estate market. Read More


Implementation


The newest revenue sources for PHARE- the National Housing Trust Fund, and realty transfer fees, are going to be distributed this year. Stay tuned for ways in which you can advocate for money for your county. Read More


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PHARE Updates

Gov. Wolf Signs Housing Trust Fund Expansion, Act 58
5 Nov

Gov. Wolf Signs Housing Trust Fund Expansion, Act 58

    Thursday, November 05, 2015 For Immediate Release: Gov. Wolf Signs Housing Trust Fund Expansion; Will Put Homes Within Reach in All 67 Counties HARRISBURG, PA – Governor Tom Wolf yesterday ...
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Housing Trust Fund Bill passes the Senate, moves onto the Governor
26 Oct

Housing Trust Fund Bill passes the Senate, moves onto the Governor

On Wednesday October 23, the state Senate passed HB 792 by a vote of 47-1. It is on its way to the Governor! THANK YOU to Representative Killion, Senator Vogel, and Senator Kitchen for all your work to incre...
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The Benefits of Investing in the Housing Market in Pennsylvania

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We believe that people with disabilities should be able to live with dignity as part of the community.
Provide for Individuals with Disabilities
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We believe that a home should provide security.
Shelter Victims of Domestic Violence
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We believe that seniors should be able to live with dignity as part of the community.
Honor Senior Citizens
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We believe that no child should be homeless.
Provide for Children