– Cambria County will soon be in receipt of funding to assist individuals and families who have been left without a home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown).
“The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development is charged with distributing the support, which is sourced from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act,” said Rigby. “Homelessness is not strictly an urban problem, and the pandemic has only exacerbated the situation.”
A more than $318,000 grant has been awarded to the Community Action Partnership of Cambria County, which also services Somerset County. Both counties will also receive a portion of the more than $1 million grant awarded to the Blair County Community Action Program, which represents nine counties.
This is the second of three allocations of homeless assistance funds to be distributed through the CARES Act. The majority of this funding is targeted at homelessness prevention, with the remaining support allocated to rapidly housing anyone who is homeless, emergency shelter services and street outreach, and data collection and administration needs.
Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Rigby’s district office at 814-536-9818.
Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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717.260.6137 (office), 717.497.5967 (cell)