Grant Awarded to Fight Blight in Johnstown, Langerholc Says

(HARRISBURG) – State Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) announced a $253,500 grant that will reduce blight by demolishing and rehabilitating properties that detract from the community and commercial downtown area in Johnstown.

The Johnstown Redevelopment Authority applied for the funding to help with the City of Johnstown Commercial Property Blight Demolition project.

“Unfortunately, Johnstown has many blighted properties badly in need of razing,” said Langerholc.  “These dollars I advocated for will help clear the way for further economic development.”

Three commercial properties on Main Street, Adams Street and Fairfield Avenue are critical for demolition. The proposed remediation project is in line with an existing blight remediation plan.

The project was funded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development that administers many of Pennsylvania’s economic development and community improvement programs.

CONTACT: Gwenn Dando, 717-787-5400

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