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.
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.
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.
The Housing Trust Fund (PHARE) is a flexible funding source!
PHARE expands opportunity for people and communities in need by funding a plethora of local housing initiatives.
Specific funding opportunities include:
The program provides funding for the follow...
The Homelessness in PA is a Problem.
In 2013, nearly 16,000 Pennsylvanians were counted as being unsheltered, 34,9591 used the homeless system and 24,504 homeless children and youth received services from Pennsylvania school districts.
In Pennsylvania, one w...
Summaries of how PHARE's different funding sources can be used in your community
Each of these funding sources is independent of the other. A project may receive funding from one, two, or all three sources (if it is in the shale region).
Act 13- Impact Fees...
Read coverage from across the state about the current challenges of housing in Pennsylvania.
We are not alone when we say PHARE is working and having a positive impact in communities across the state! The articles below highlight coverage on the success of t...
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...