HARRISBURG –  The City of Harrisburg’s Department of Building & Housing Development (DBHD) has committed $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds to assist residents facing eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this program, Harrisburg residents may qualify for assistance with rental payments, mortgage payments, and past utility bills.   

Applicants may be eligible for up to $5,000 in total awards. Once approved for assistance, payment will be made from the City directly to the landlord, mortgage company, and/or utility company.  

The application is available on the City website at harrisburgpa.gov/office-of-building-housing/Priority will be given to completed applications, submitted with all requested documents, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application period will end on December 22nd.  

The grant program is discussed in detail in the November 27th edition of “Community Conversations”: https://youtu.be/0hfu2Pb-H2M (clip).

For questions regarding the program, residents can call the City of Harrisburg at 311 to speak with DBHD staff, or email DBHDHousing@harrisburgpa.gov.  

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