Westmoreland County has the money and low-income homeowners lined up for a house repair program.
But officials can’t find anyone to do the work.
“We’ve put out 400 emails and sent out 325 direct mailings and have gotten zero response,” said Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Brian Lawrence of the county’s efforts to hire contractors for the program. “This is a critical program. We have $1.6 million to spend within the next year.”
The Whole Home Repair program will make fixes for homeowners in need. Officials said the program is designed to prevent residences from becoming blighted and targeted for demolition.