The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency ("PHFA" or the "Agency") was established in 1972. PHFA is an agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania existing and operating under state law for the purpose of providing affordable housing and fostering community and economic development to make the Commonwealth a better place to live. Among its programs, PHFA provides capital for decent, safe, and affordable homes and apartments for older adults, persons of modest means and persons with special housing needs. Additional information about PHFA's programs is available at www.phfa.org.
The goal of this program is to support the development of new perspectives and approaches to significant unmet housing or community development needs across Pennsylvania through a self-directed research project. The program will also cultivate new housing and community development leaders.