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                Perry Housing Partnership

Background Information

Perry Housing Partnership is a non-profit organization that was formed out of a critical need to address housing issues for many residents of Perry County.  The Family Service Partnership Board had a housing task force struggling to address housing issues for many years with very little resources and an inability to leverage funds needed to develop programs to address the needs that were identified; namely emergency shelter, transitional housing special needs housing, low-icome housing and senior housing.  Many service providers looked to the success of neighboring Cumberland County in securing resources to build and implement housing across the spectrum of need, not only senior housing, but supportive housing and homes for the working poor.  Meetings with Chris Gulotta brought the resources and experience of the Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authority to the table.  Through the hard work of the housing task force and a partnership with the United Way of the Capital Region, a housing needs assessment was conducted and the Perry County Commissioners agreed to provide financial resources and vital support to hire a housing  coordinator and form the Perry Housing Partnership

Brief Summary of Perry Housing Partnership Projects

Marysville First Time Homebuyer - We purchased six homes in Marysville, completely renovated them and assisted first time homebuyers with subsidies to purchase their homes

Warren R. Van Buskirk Transitional Housing Program - Purchased 38-44 West Main Street, New Bloomfield; 7 units of transitional housing for the homeless

Perry Veteran's Program - Purchased 13 North Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, 5 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless disabled veterans

Perry Permanent Supportive Housing Program - Purchased 854 Liberty Street, Newport, a four bedroom home and we also provide seven units of tenant based supportive housing for disabled homeless individuals and families with case management

Perry County Transitional II Program - 15 supportive housing vouchers, up to 24 months of subsidized housing with case management support for homeless individuals and families

Perry County Owner Occupied Program - We provide up to $25,000 (and an additional $10,000 strictly for lead based paint remediation) worth of assistance to homeowners in need of major repairs.  We publicize the program and certify residents for eligibility.  We have completed 12 homes and have submitted another grant to continue the program

Habitat for Humanity Homes - We currently have an inventory of 10 homes that were built by Habitat for Humanity, for whom we administer the mortgage and escrows