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FHLBank Pittsburgh and PHFA Announce Home4Good Funding Awards

Published on December 12, 2018 by Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
FHLBank Pittsburgh and PHFA Announce Home4Good Funding Awards

$4.5 Million Initiative Targets Homelessness in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA – FHLBank Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) announced today the 2018 Home4Good funding awarded to programs across the state working to reduce homelessness.  This year, FHLBank Pittsburgh provided $3 million toward the effort, and PHFA provided $1.5 million, for a total contribution of $4.5 million.

“FHLBank is privileged to partner with PHFA and our member institutions to provide these much-needed funds to 49 programs working to end homelessness in Pennsylvania,” said Winthrop Watson, FHLBank’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Home4Good was created by FHLBank Pittsburgh and is being administered by PHFA. The funding announced today is being distributed as grants to organizations that help individuals retain or find housing, provide supportive services to those facing homelessness or address other unmet needs within the existing homeless provider network.

Distribution of the funding in most counties is being overseen by local Continuum of Care organizations. The list of funding recipients is provided below.

“PHFA is pleased to be a part of this effort to reduce homelessness in Pennsylvania,” said PHFA Executive Director and CEO Brian A. Hudson Sr. “There is no single program that alone can end homelessness in the state. That’s why Home4Good is funding a variety of different programs that together should make real progress getting people off the streets and into housing.”

Information about Home4Good is available at, and at at the bottom of the homepage, under “Resources.” Organizations interested in future participation in the program can contact Kate Swanson at or Bryce Maretzki at for details.

The 2018 Home4Good funding recipients are:

Continuum of Care

(by county)

Applicant / Proposal Name
Funding Amount
Allegheny County







·  ACTION-Housing / Family Stabilization Program

·  Trade Institute of Pittsburgh / Workforce Development Housing

·  Community Human Services / CHS Wood Street Clinic Expansion

·  Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA / Heroes Matter

·  Department of Human Services / Housing Navigator

·  Allegheny Valley Association of Churches / Staying Home

·  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Shadyside / Moving On

·  CoC Administration / Allegheny County Dept. of Health












Beaver County ·   Beaver County Salvation Army / Harmony House Transitional Housing-Rapid Rehousing Program

·   CoC Administration / Housing & Homeless Coalition of Beaver County





Berks County ·  YMCA of Reading and Berks County / Childcare and Transportation Assistance

·   Opportunity House / Success Through Employment Program

·   CoC Administration / Berks Coalition to End Homelessness






Bucks County ·   YWCA Bucks County / Rapid Re-Housing for Women and Children

·   Family Service Association of Bucks County / Rapid Exit

·   CoC Administration / Bucks County Housing Services Department





Chester County ·   Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania / Legal Services to End Homelessness

·   Friend Association for Care & Protection of Children / Homeless
Prevention Program Expansion

·   CoC Administration / Chester County Department of Community Development







Delaware County ·   Delaware Department of Human Services / SOAR

·   Community Action Agency of Delaware County / Utility Assistance Program

·   CoC Administration / Delaware Department of Human Services – Office of Behavioral Health






Eastern Pennsylvania ·   United Way of Monroe County / Pocono RHAB Homeless Prevention and Diversion Program

·   Tableland Services, Inc. / DIVERT

·   Valley Youth House / The Synergy Project

·   Lehigh Conferences of Churches / Housing Navigator

·   Center for Community Action / Comprehensive Housing Support and Landlord Capacity Services

·   Servants to All / Servants to All

·   Waynesboro Community & Human Services / Homelessness Prevention and Diversion Fund

·   CoC Administration / United Way of PA













Erie County ·   St. Martin Center / Stable Home Pathway Program


Dauphin County ·   Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area / HELP Ministries

·   Brethren Housing Association / Transitions

·   CoC Administration / Capital Area Coalition On Homelessness





Lancaster County ·   Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership / Eviction Prevention Network

·   The Factory Ministries / Lancaster County Voices of Youth Count

·   CoC Administration / Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness






Montgomery County ·   Access Service / Homeless Street Outreach

·   Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities / PCRC EPIC Prevention Program

·   CoC Administration / Montgomery County Office of Housing & Community Development






Philadelphia County ·   Drueding Center / Rental Assistance Program

·   Valley Youth House Committee, Inc. / Philadelphia Designated
Access Point for Youth

·   Turning Points for Children / Youth Villages LifeSet

·   Utility Emergency Services Fund / Housing Stabilization Program

·   Family Homelessness Prevention/Diversion Program / Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network

·   Pathway Home Project / Action Wellness

·   Friends Rehabilitation Program / Prevention and Diversion Program

·   Urban Affairs Coalition / Homeless and Medically Fragile Home4Good Program

·   DePaul USA / Keys to Stability

·   Families Forward Philadelphia / Shallow Rent Subsidy Program

·   CoC Administration / Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services

















Lackawanna County ·   United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA / Re-Entry Rapid Re-Housing Program

·   Valley Youth House Committee, Inc. / Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Lackawanna Youth

·   CoC Administration / United Neighborhood Centers of
Northeastern Pennsylvania









Luzerne County ·   Commission on Economic Opportunity / Homeless Prevention, Diversion, Supportive Services

·   Volunteers of America / Give Hope Team

·   Domestic Violence Service Center, Inc. / Housing Specialist and Critical Needs Program

·   CoC Administration / Commission on Economic Opportunity








Western Pennsylvania ·  Lawrence County Social Services, Inc. / Western CoC Coordinated Entry Capacity Funds

·  Fayette County Community Action Agency / CoC Staff Position

·  Valley Youth House Committee, Inc. / Western CoC Host Home Program

·  CoC Administration / Fayette County Community Action








York County ·   York County Human Services Department / Specialized Housing and Supportive Services Program

·   CoC Administration / York County Planning Commission









About FHLBank Pittsburgh
As an intermediary between global capital markets and local lenders, FHLBank Pittsburgh provides readily available liquidity, as well as affordable housing and community development opportunities, to member financial institutions of all sizes in Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Bank is part of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, which was established by Congress in 1932 and serves as a reliable source of funds for housing, jobs and growth in all economic cycles. To learn more, visit

About PHFA
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency works to provide affordable homeownership and rental housing options for older adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. Through its carefully managed mortgage programs and investments in multifamily housing developments, PHFA also promotes economic development across the state. Since its creation by the legislature in 1972, it has generated more than $14 billion of funding for more than 174,150 single-family home mortgage loans, helped fund the construction of 134,507 rental units, and saved the homes of nearly 49,500 families from foreclosure. PHFA programs and operations are funded primarily by the sale of securities and from fees paid by program users, not by public tax dollars. The agency is governed by a 14-member board.

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