Gov. Josh Shapiro touts Whole Home Repairs Program in Southwest

In Philadelphia, Governor Shapiro and Legislative Leaders Tout Proposed Budget Investments in the Whole-Home Repairs Program, Efforts to Cut Costs for Pennsylvanians
In Philadelphia, Governor Shapiro and Legislative Leaders Tout Proposed Budget Investments in the Whole-Home Repairs Program, Efforts to Cut Costs for Pennsylvanians

Gov. Josh Shapiro visited Southwest in late March to raise awareness of the Whole Home Repairs Program, which has improved the housing conditions of over 1,000 Pennsylvanians since 2022. Under the program, homeowners whose income does not exceed 80% of the area median income will be eligible for up to $50,000 for projects such as floor and roof repair, as well as energy and water improvements. Small landlords would also be able to receive forgivable loans to prevent them from raising rents under the program.

“It is a way we can come together to cut costs for Philadelphians and Pennsylvanians and deliver real results for folks who need it most,” Gov. Shapiro said.

The future of the program is dependent on whether or not the governor’s budget proposal passes. Of his $48.3 billion proposal, $50 million would be allocated to the Whole Home Repairs Program, which received bipartisan support in the past, but faces obstacles in the current iteration of the PA Assembly. Given the program’s proven track record and the governor’s commitment to seeing it funded, Pennsylvanians should expect to see the program renewed in at least some capacity.

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