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City of Williamsport
Williamsport City Hall
245 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701


Community & Economic Development 

The City of Williamsport receives Community Development Block Grant and HOME funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Our objective is to "develop a viable community by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons”. 
Federal regulations require at least 70% of CDBG funds benefit low- and moderate-income persons. All activities must meet a national objective, meet funding guidelines and be consistent with the goals and objectives of the City of Williamsport's Consolidated Plan.
 

The City of Williamsport Draft 2014 CAPER for HOME and CDBG is available for view and comment until March 31, 2015

 The City of Williamsport's draft 2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015 Action Plan is available for view and comment until October 31, 2014.  

 

For more information, follow these links:

Home Buyer Assistance programs can help finance purchase of a single owner occupied home in the City of Williamsport.  You can apply on line.
 

Housing Rehabilitation (or home repair) programs, offer grants and low interest loans for repairs, improvements and code required upgrades for owner occupied city housing.
 

Renovate Right Lead Paint Training   All contractors should be trained!  To bid on City Home Rehabilitation Projects, you must be licensed and trained in Lead Safety.  Home Repair Program Contractors Bid Contractors, to be listed on the City List, download and submit an application. 
 

Fair Housing services and Housing Complaint information are provided by the Hari Housing Commission
 

Micro Enterprise Loan Program and Commercial Facade Improvement Low Interest Loan program can assist to make repairs and improvements to commercial buildings and develop small or micro business in Williamsport. 
 

 Income Limits for all Community Development Programs can be found here.
 

Accessibility Improvements program with grants, for installation of ramps and accessible bathrooms for disabled, eligible City residents.
 

Millionaires Row Historic District  Millionaires’ Row, Historic Review Board requirements, HARB Application and "How To Guides" for old house owners are available here.   
 

Public Notices and Public Reports pages to view notices and Community Development Reports such as the Consolidated Plan, Action Plan or CAPER reports. 
Planning for City Studies, Preservation Plan, Storm Water Plan and updates to various project plans

Comprehensive Plan The Multi Municipal Plan includes Williamsport and surrounding communities.
 

Economic Development programs. 
 

Public Facility and Infrastructure information.  Storm drain, Waste water management, Street construction, Curb ramps, Street tree installations, fire hydrant upgrades, sewers and other improvements, are supported by CDBG.
 

Recreation & Parks Improvements to Parks and other city Public Services are supported with Community Development Block Grant funds.

Support to homeless shelters and transitional housing programs such as Journey House and Liberty House are supported by CDBG.
 

HOME funds Community Housing Development Organizations develop housing.   A CHDO is a non-profit organization that provides decent, affordable housing to lower income households. Habitat for Humanity and Lycoming Neighborhood Development Corporation (LNDC) are City CHDOs.

Other Projects and Programs: Brodart Development
 

How to apply for a CDBG or HOME Program?

You can apply on this web site or by calling the Community Development Office at 570-327-7511.   You must indicate the Program you are interested in and provide complete contact information.  Waiting lists are maintained as needed.  All programs are limited to the City Limits of Williamsport.

Non Profit Organizations can apply for CDBG funds in August. The availability of applications and submission deadlines for non-profits are announced each year. Funding is limited.

All Non-Profit applications must meet and document how they meet one of three national objectives:
      Benefit Low-and Moderate-Income Persons
      Aid in the Prevention or Elimination of Slums or Blight
      Meet an Extremely Urgent Community Need

 

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