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  • Writer's pictureMichael Hays

Hurricane Ida & Housing

On Aug. 31, 2021, Hurricane Ida slammed into the Atlantic Coast, jeopardizing safety and destroying public and private property. While declaring a federal disaster in Pennsylvania, President Biden and FEMA highlighted Montgomery and Delaware counties as receiving especially significant damage. Approximately 2,200 units of housing were impacted in these counties, according to a government consultant’s report.

As a result, the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) came up with a plan to spend up to $38 million in relief funds. A portion of these funds, approximately $9 million, is to be spent on multi-family and rental housing rehabilitation or new construction.

  • The $9 million allocation is the same for both buyouts and single-family dwelling rehabilitation and repairs.

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) is expected to approve Pennsylvania’s action plan by March 31. After that time, “informational sessions” will be scheduled between April and June. The Montco 30% Project will keep you informed of dates/times, as well as other important updates. Please check our blog for updates.

DCED is expected to update this Hurricane Ida page once the plan is approved.

Photo credit: 6 ABC News

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