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The State College Community Land Trust (SCCLT) 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 energy efficient duplex, working with Henry Architecture & Design and Macht Architecture. We’re thrilled to contribute to provided sustainable construction options that are energy efficient, therefore reducing energy costs to first time homebuyers and increasing affordable housing in State College.

Read the full press release.

For more on SCCLT and GreenBuild, visit www.scclandtrust.org