PUBLIC NOTICE: CDBG, HOME, ESG Community Meetings 2019

Mayor Eric Papenfuse invites citizens to participate in the development of Harrisburg’s FY-2019 Annual Action Plan for funding housing and community development entitlement programs, which include: 

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program – $1,959,208 (estimated) 
  • HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program – $480,830 (estimated)
  • Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program – $163,379 (estimated)

The goal of the programs is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for low– and moderate-income persons.  The program year will start on October 1st, 2019. CDBG, HOME and ESG funding accomplishes the City’s housing needs as related to the availability of an access to affordable housing, fair housing, infrastructure, economic development and assistance to the homeless.  These meetings will provide a review of program progress, an overview of the City’s current housing and community development strategies, and an opportunity for citizens to present their views on the City’s housing and community development needs. 


DATE: March 20, 2019

TIME: 5:30 p.m

LOCATION: Latino Hispanic American Community Center, 1319 Derry Street Harrisburg, PA 17104 


DATE: March 27, 2019

TIME: 5:30 p.m

LOCATION: City Government Center City Council Chambers 10 North Second Street Harrisburg, PA 17101 

A Spanish translator will be available at all meetings. All facilities are handicap-accessible. 

If sight/hearing persons require accommodations at either location, they may call DBHD (717) 255-6419 to make arrangements. Accommodations may include sign language or assistance interoperating visual materials. 



The City will accept written proposals for funding of eligible activities that are consistent with the City’s housing and community development strategies.  Proposals will be available March 15, 2019.  You may visit the city website or contact Rumulus Brown for a proposal form, instructions for submitting a proposal, criteria for eligibility and funding priorities, and other assistance.  If you plan on submitting a proposal, it is recommended that you attend the following pre-proposal workshop.  You must register in advance for the workshop by calling (717) 255-6419. 


Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. City Engineer Room  

MLK, Jr., City Government Center, 10 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 


Proposals for funding are due by 12:00 noon, Thursday, April 11, 2019 


The Citizen Participation Plan is available for public review and comment, the Citizen Participation Plan is the City’s mechanism for encouraging citizen comment and involvement in developing Harrisburg’s Annual Action Plan, as well as reviewing the City’s performance reports and amendments to the Plan. 



MLK, Jr., City Government Center, 10 N. 2nd Street, Suite 206, Harrisburg, PA 17101 

Telephone (717) 555-6419 TDD:  (717) 255-3131 On the web: 


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Special Event Road Closure: New Year’s Eve Celebration

Special Event Traffic Restrictions 

Restricted Roadway Start End Type Restriction Times 
Market  Street Front Court Complete Closure 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
2nd StreetChestnut Walnut Complete Closure 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Access to the Market Square parking garage will maintained during the road closure 

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In accordance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Harrisburg has prepared and will submit to HUD the following two proposals: 

  1. Five Year Consolidated Plan for Funding Years 2018-2022. The Consolidated Plan allows local jurisdictions and citizens the opportunity to shape the various housing and community development programs into effective, coordinated neighborhood and community development strategies. 
  2. Annual Action Plan will propose funding categories (for Funding Year 2018). The Funding Allocation Plan incorporates strategic direction for the following grants:  
    • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding,
    • HOME Investment Partnerships
    • Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG).  

The public comment period for review of these documents is project to begin from Tuesday, May 22, 2018 through Thursday, June 21, 2018. You can view the documents here. 

All correspondence, comments, questions or requests for information regarding the Consolidated Plan and/or the CDBG, HOME, or ESG programs should be directed to: 

Roy E. Christ  

Director for Housing 

The Department of Building and Housing Development 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center 

10 North Second Street, Suite 206 

Harrisburg, PA 17101 

Phone: (717) 255-6419 

Fax: (717) 255-6421 

Email: [email protected]   

Any written comments received will be forwarded to HUD, as required by Federal regulations. Copies of both reports are available beginning May 22, 2018 at the Department of Building & Housing Development Administration Office, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center, Suite 206, 10 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 during regular office hours from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. 

The documents can also be accessed online by clicking here.

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Lead poisoning is a public health concern of the City of Harrisburg. Concerned with the health impact lead poisoning has on pregnant women and children under six years of age, the City applied and received funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help reduce the hazards of lead poisoning in our pre-1978 city homes.

Under this Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant (LHRD), the City’s Department of Bureau of Housing and Development will provide lead reduction interim controls and abatements within the City limits. The City is seeking PENNSYLVANIA Lead Certified Firms to provide these services starting April 2018 and continuing through the end of the grant, December 2018. All participating contractors must operate in compliance with all EPA, HUD, State, and City lead hazard reduction regulations, laws and standards of compliance.

Visit the Department of Labor and Industry’s website for a full list of State qualifications for Lead Supervisor and Worker certification.


* Firm/Company, ALL Workers* and Supervisors** must be State of Pennsylvania Lead Certified throughout the length of the period your firm is participating in the program. Visit the Department of Labor and Industry’s website for full State qualifications for Lead Supervisor and Worker certification.

* Must hold valid State and City of Harrisburg Business Licenses throughout the program.

* Obtain a Dun & Bradstreet, or D-U-N-S Number:

* Register as a City vendor by submitting a fully executed W-9 to Bryan McCutcheon at [email protected] and [email protected]

* A $1,000,000 Comprehensive General Liability Insurance policy including: (a) operations’ liability insurance; (b) hazard insurance; and, (c) worker’s compensation, naming the City additionally insured.

* Follow the guidelines and policies established throughout the program in accordance with HUD’s Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing (2012 Edition) and Healthy Homes Imitative.


* Lead program bids will only be open to those added to our “qualified” contractor list based upon the program’s minimum qualifications listed above.

* Qualified contractors must have the ability to email bids to the Program Manager by established deadlines.

* Qualified contractors must have a company representative at scheduled contractor walk-throughs in order to bid on scope of work.

* Awarded contractors must be able to start and complete job as required in the purchase order and contract. Contractor awards are based on the “lowest most responsible bid.”

* The average lead hazardous control contract is 10 business days.

* All Change Orders must be approved by Program Manager in writing prior to the work.

* The Program Manager reserves the right to remove contractors from the qualified contractor list if it is in the best interest of the program and the City of Harrisburg.

Meeting will be held: at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20th and Monday, May 7th

Location: City’s Public Works Building, 1820 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Program point of contact:

Franchon Beeks, Program Manager [email protected]


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