YORK – Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) secured a $280,000 grant through the Commonwealth Financing Authority to assist in blight remediation in the City of York.
The project will allow for the acquisition, stabilization and repair of seven properties that present a danger to the community.
The properties are located on Penn Street between York College and the historic section of downtown York.
“This artery through the city is poised for major upgrades that will improve the lives of local residents and the vibrancy of the community. As York College expands its offerings through the Knowledge Park campus and its synergy with the city, this funding will provide a major boost to our downtown,” Phillips-Hill said.
The competitive grant application was submitted by the Redevelopment Authority of York. The grant will have $30,000, or a 10% match, from the local community. The Commonwealth Financing Authority met on Tuesday to approve of this local grant application.