The City of Williamsport receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Our objective is to develop a viable community by providing decent housing, improving our living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons and areas.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN – CITY OF WILLIAMSPORT
Notice is hereby given that the City of Williamsport in accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Community Room of the Peter Herdic Highrise, LCHA, 505 Center St., Williamsport, PA 17701 at 6:00 p.m.
The purpose of the hearing is as follows:
a. To obtain the views and comments of individuals and organizations concerning the City’s housing and community development needs. The information gathered will be used in the preparation of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024 for the Community Development Block Grant program and related programs.
b. To review the City’s CDBG program and related programs and to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on program performance.
Agencies wishing to request funding must do so in writing by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019. A summary of the proposed Five-Year Consolidated Plan will be published in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and at www.cityofwilliamsport.org on October 17, 2019 and will be considered by City Council on November 21, 2019.
The City intends to submit its application for F.Y. 2020 funds to HUD when HUD notifies the City of its 2020 HUD entitlement amount.
All interested individuals and organizations are invited to attend this hearing and offer their views and comments on the housing and community development needs of the City of Williamsport. Non-English speaking individuals who require the information in an alternate language or anyone who requires special accommodations at the public hearing may contact the Office of Community Development at 570-327-7577.
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The City offers programs to assist eligible owners make repairs to their home, make accessibility improvements such as ramps, and help you become a homeowner with a home buyer GAP assistance program.
Funds also are available for street reconstruction, park renovations and a variety of other eligible infrastructure projects. Programs and activities are limited to the City of Williamsport. Income limits apply in most cases.
Federal regulations require at least 70% of CDBG funds benefit low- and moderate-income persons. HOME funds must, through housing related activity, benefit lower income City households. 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.