The State College Community Land Trust’s (SCCLT) GreenBuild project has received $100,000 in grant funding and a $350,000 construction loan from the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) .

“Project funding from WPPSEF enables our Land Trust to expand affordable housing to middle-income households in the Borough of State College,” SCCLT President Susan Venegoni said in a release. “For 20 years, the SCCLT has focused on increasing housing opportunities for low to moderate income households. Through our GreenBuild project, we will be able to help two middle-income individuals or families to buy a Land Trust duplex and lower their overall housing costs by reducing energy costs.”

SCCLT is a nonprofit organization addressing the need for affordable housing and increasing home ownership. Since its beginning, the land trust had helped nearly 60 individuals and families purchase affordable homes in the borough.

WPPSEF is a nonprofit organization that invests in the deployment of sustainable energy technologies in the commonwealth.

Envinity, Inc., of State College, will construct the duplex, working with Henry Architecture & Design and Macht Architecture.

Read the full press release.

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The most updated rendering of this project can be found here.