Alerts & Notices (Alertas y Avisos)

  • ALERT! ALL PHFA log-in web sites will be unavailable from Sunday 6:00 AM August 28th till Sunday 10:00 AM August 28th, 2016, for system upgrades.
  •  Advisory: PHFA offers free online bill payment to its customers. PHFA is not associated with online bill payment services such as "doxo," which charge customers a service fee for making mortgage payments online.
  •  Notice - Aug 15: The public comment period for the PHARE/RTT draft amendment has been extended until Oct. 11. Instructions for submitting comments are in the draft amendment (PDF) to the PHARE plan.

Act 58 of 2015

In November 2015, HB792 was signed by Governor Wolf as Act 58 of 2015 to provide revenues from the Realty Transfer Tax (RTT) to the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund (PHARE, Act 105 of 2010). These additional funds will expand the PHARE program to all 67 counties of the Commonwealth, including those counties currently receiving monies from the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee (Act 13 of 2012).

Under Act 58 ("PHARE/RTT"), PHFA will receive an allocation of funds equal to the lesser of forty percent (40%) of the difference between the total dollar amount of the Realty Transfer Tax imposed under section 1102-C of the Tax Reform Code of 1971 collected for the prior fiscal year and the total amount of RTT estimated for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014. The PHARE/RTT fund will be capped at $25 million annually.