Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee to Study Affordable Housing Program

HARRISBURG – The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee will hold a hearing June 11 to take a closer look at state efforts to promote affordable housing, according to Committee Chairman Senator David G. Argall (R-29).

The hearing will focus on the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) program, which the General Assembly established in 2010 to better allocate state, federal, local and private funds dedicated to affordable housing, including options for elderly, low-income and disabled individuals. The program also helps facilitate rehabilitation and project planning.

“The PHARE program was created with the ambitious goal of coordinating all the resources designed to promote affordable housing into a single, coherent, comprehensive statewide plan,” Argall said. “This hearing gives lawmakers an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the program and hone in on areas where we can do better.”

The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m. in Hearing Room No. 1 of the North Office Building of the state Capitol. The hearing can also be streamed live at

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