Harrisburg’s Bureau of Housing funds affordable workforce housing, both rental and ownership, as well as supportive housing that helps vulnerable people achieve stability and move along a path toward self-sufficiency.
Bureau of Housing initiatives also help stimulate housing development, allowing families to thrive and neighborhoods to provide a full range of housing choice and opportunity. The mission of the Bureau of Housing is to build strong healthy communities and increase opportunities for people of all income levels to live in our city.
The Bureau of Housing also works with private housing developers to increase the supply of quality housing in the City and to ensure economic diversity through new construction and rehabilitation projects. These goals are accomplished using federal, state and City funds.
The Bureau of Housing also preserves the housing stock by rehabilitating dilapidated homes and building new homes on in-fill lots that complement the character and preserve the integrity of the great neighborhoods in our city. To this end, we support market-rate projects and housing for working families and manage key programs to assist homebuyers, and help residents make home improvements.