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.
The City offers programs for home rehabilitation, accessibility improvements, and homebuyer assistance. Funds also are available to provide 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.