This article was originally posted by the Scranton Times-Tribune

affordable housingSCRANTON — A nonprofit agency will hold a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Friday for a new affordable rental home in the Hill Section.

The Scranton Lackawanna Resources Development Corporation of the Agency for Community EmPOWERment of Northeast Pennsylvania constructed an energy-efficient, single-family residence with four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms at 1204 Olive St.

There are only 38 affordable rental properties available per 100 low-income renter households in Pennsylvania, according to SLRDC, citing the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

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SLRDC provides quality, affordable housing to low- to moderate-income families, with priority given to those with young children. Rent and utilities do not exceed 30% of a person’s income.

“The city of Scranton is pleased to partner with ACE on this new home,” Mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti said in a statement. “We look forward to partnering with other organizations to increase the availability and quality of housing in Scranton. We need many more units like this in our growing city.”