Four projects to support housing for low-income community residents were recently awarded in Huntingdon, Blair, and Franklin Counties. A $100,000 grant will help the Center for Community Action in Huntingdon County convert a school into apartments/housing for 23 low-income seniors. Two grants were awarded to Blair County, and a $150,000 grant to Tharp Community Development, LLC, will expand affordable rental housing options for low-income residents in Franklin County. The grants were awarded through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund (PHARE), which was created in 2010.
Starting in 2020, the Pennsylvania Food Code will require that the person in charge of a food service operation be a certified food protection manager. That person must also be onsite at all times during operating hours. That means at least one employee on each shift must become certified. Penn State Extension is offering a ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course at the Farm and Home Center on July 29th on August 5th. The course fee is $185. The Center is located at 1383 Arcadia Road in Lancaster. To register, call 877-345-0691 or visit extension.psu.edu/servsafe. For more information about the course, call 717-394-6851.