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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 is preparing its 2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan.  We are seeking the views of residents to identify housing and community development needs for low to moderate income persons and households. 
  *Please take the City of Williamsport Resident Survey.
  *Please take the City of Williamsport Fair Housing Survey
 

For more information, follow these links:
 

Home Buyer Assistance programs to help finance purchase of a single owner occupied home in the City of Williamsport.
 

Housing Rehabilitation (home repair) programs, grants and low interest loans for repairs, improvements and code required upgrades.
 

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.
 

Micro Enterprise Loan Program and Commercial Facade Improvement Low Interest Loan program for repairs to commercial buildings in Williamsport
 

 Income Limits for all Community Development Programs.
 

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

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

Public Notices and Public Reports pages to view notices and Community Development Reports such as the Consolidated Plan, Action Plan or CAPER reports. 
 

Comprehensive Plan Multi Municipal which 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
 

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. 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
 

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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