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.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) The City of Williamsport is seeking site development proposals for owner occupied housing on 1.08 acres of property on the corner of Scott and Oliver Streets. This is an RU zoning district. Proposals must meet current zoning and deed restrictions. The RFP may be downloaded by clicking on the above link or contacting Ms. Stephanie Young, 570-327-7577. Proposals are due by December 20, 2019 <<end of notice>>
In accordance with federal regulations at 24 CFR Part 91, the City of Williamsport prepared a Consolidated Plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development and Planning programs. This document covers a period from 2020 through 2024. As part of the process, the City also prepared an Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2020, outlining how the City intends to expend an estimated $1,004,158.00 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG), and $318,214 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds (HOME). Additionally, pursuant to citizen participation requirements of 24 CFR Part 91 and 24 CFR Part 5, the City amended its Citizen Participation Plan as it relates to the administration of the CDBG and HOME programs. To obtain the views and comments of citizens, public agencies and other interested parties, the proposed Five-Year CP and FY 2020 Annual Action Plan and Citizens Participation Plan were on public display from October 17, 2019. to November 20, 2019. These documents are still available at the Community Development Office and JV Brown Library. <<end of notice >>
General Information: The City offers programs funded with CDBG and HOME to assist eligible owners make repairs to their home, to make accessibility improvements such as ramps, and help eligible households become a city homeowner with a home buyer GAP assistance program.
CDBG 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.