Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14)
April 30, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) announced his district will receive $406,704 in housing assistance through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136).
“The funding announced today will support southwestern Pennsylvania’s public housing agencies as they provide much-needed services to low-income families, seniors, and disabled individuals struggling due to the coronavirus outbreak,” said Reschenthaler. “Thank you to the Trump Administration for getting this funding out quickly so we can take care of the most vulnerable members of our communities during this difficult time.”
The CARES Act provided $1.25 billion for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, which funds the Housing Choice Voucher program, including $400 million for increased subsidy costs and $850 million for administrative and other expenses incurred by public housing authorities.
The CARES Act also included commonsense relief measures such as sending direct checks to individuals, families, and senior citizens on Social Security, temporarily increasing unemployment insurance payments by $600, and providing forgivable loans to small businesses to stay afloat and keep employees on payroll.
For more information on the CARES Act and resources related to COVID-19, please visit https://reschenthaler.house.gov/issues/coronavirus.
Additionally, those interested in help with federal grants may contact Matt Mackowiak at Matt.Mackowiak@mail.house.gov.