Community Action to Offer CHORE Program

Pictured are Kathy Jacobson, CB&T assistant vice president and community office manager, Stacy LoCastro, executive director, CPCA, and Judy Mitchell, senior vice president and operating officer. (Provided photo)

Pictured are Kathy Jacobson, CB&T assistant vice president and community office manager, Stacy LoCastro, executive director, CPCA, and Judy Mitchell, senior vice president and operating officer. (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD – Central Pennsylvania Community Action Inc. (CPCA) has again been awarded the CHORE program funding through the Affordable Housing Fund grant through the Clearfield County Planning & Community Development office and the Clearfield County Commissioners.

This program offers assistance to homeowner households under 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines with minor home improvements to ameliorate safety hazards and ensure residents of Clearfield County can stay in their homes.

Repairs may include, but are not limited to, building a wheelchair ramp, installing bathroom grab bars, replacing a hot water heater, replacing a broken refrigerator, etc.

The CPCA has been awarded $15,000 from the county. Clearfield Bank & Trust (CB&T) has provided a match of $15,000 for the project and CNB has provided $1,500. Projects through the CHORE program are limited to $1,500 each.

With a grant of $31,500, CPCA’s goal is to make repairs to a minimum of 18 homes at a maximum amount allotted to each home at $1,500.

If projects are less than $1,500, more projects can be completed.  CPCA’s goal is to assist approximately 24 homes. Through these efforts, CPCA expects to serve approximately 48 individuals.

With last year’s funding and total funding of $30,000 (with match funding from CB&T and CNB), CPCA served 37 homes and 89 individuals, due to lower project levels. The CPCA hopes the same will occur again this year.

The program will open once the contract process is complete with the county, which should conclude in the next few weeks. For more information, please contact CPCA at 814-765-1551.

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