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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 US 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.

For more information, follow these links:  

Fair Housing Services and Housing Complaint Information are provided by the Fair Housing Commission

 

Home Buyer Assistance Programs can help finance the purchase of a single family home in the City of Williamsport.  

 

Housing Rehabilitation (or home repair) Programs, offer grants and/or low interest loans for repairs, improvements and code required upgrades for Williamsport owner occupied and rental 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 Contractors can be added to our Contractor's List. Download and submit an application. 

 

Accessibility Improvements Program with grants to assist in the installation of ramps, accessible bathrooms and other assistive renovations for disabled, eligible,  City of Williamsport residents.

 

Micro Enterprise Commercial Loan and Commercial Facade Improvement Low Interest Loan Programs can help you make repairs and improvements to existing commercial buildings and to develop small or micro business in Williamsport.   

    

Other Projects and Programs

PHARE Grant funded Residential Rental Rehabilitation Program will provide a 0%, 10-year term, Deferred Forgiveness Grant to encourage rental property owners to rehabilitate and retain affordable housing located in the target area. The program requires a minimum 15% cash match from the property owner.

Brodart Project Area Map   Brodart Development

 

 Income Limits for Community Development Programs are listed here.      

 

  Supportive housing Program  can help those facing eviction, foreclosure or in need of secure housing.      

        

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

An Map to Williamsport and County Historic Resources is available.  View the update to the "Lycoming County Heritage Plan".        

 

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

 

Planning Studies, Preservation, Storm Water Plan, MS4, and updates to other plans

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

Economic Development , including Micro Enterprise and Commercial Facade low interest loans.

 

Storm drains, Waste water management, street construction, curb ramps, street tree installations, fire hydrant upgrades, sewers and other improvements, are supported by CDBG funds.

 

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

 

Homeless shelters and transitional housing programs such as Journey House and Liberty House have been supported by Community Development Block Grants.

HOME funds help 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.

 

 

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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