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.
HOME Investment Partnership funds are available to Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs). CHDOs are eligible for certain set-aside funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. A CHDO is a private nonprofit, community-based service organization. It must have:
A CHDO certification does not guarantee an entity will receive funds; it simply makes them eligible to apply and if funded, receive funding from the special CHDO set aside. Potential CHDOs are not eligible to receive funding from the CHDO set-aside until they have met all CHDO requirements. If you believe your organization meets the CHDO requirements for Williamsport, please contact the Community Development Office to discuss the requirements of the program and for a CHDO Application.
Federal regulations require at least 70% of CDBG funds to 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.
100 West 3rd Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 327-7500
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