PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: 2018-2022 PROPOSED FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED & ANNUAL ACTION PLAN 

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: rchrist@harrisburgpa.gov   

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 HAZARDOUS REDUCTION DEMONSTRATION GRANT REQUEST FOR QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS

 

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

* 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: http://www.sba.gov/content/getting-d-u-n-s-number.

* Register as a City vendor by submitting a fully executed W-9 to Bryan McCutcheon at bmccutcheon@harrisburgpa.gov and fdbeeks@harrisburgpa.gov

* 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.

PROTOCOLS

* 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 fdbeeks@harrisburgpa.gov

717-255-6404

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Liberal Leave In Effect For Non-Essential Personnel on 3/7

To: All City Employees

Mayor Eric Papenfuse has declared liberal leave in effect for all non-essential personnel on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, due to forecasts of severe weather.

Please notify your supervisors if you intend to use vacation or personal time.  And please check the city’s website, Facebook pages, Channel 20 and/or office emails for potential updates on the weather situation.

Stay warm and safe!

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PUBLIC NOTICE: CDBG, HOME, ESR GRANT PROGRAM FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES ANNOUNCED

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Mayor Eric Papenfuse invites citizens to participate in the development of Harrisburg’s FY-2018 Annual Action Plan for funding housing and community development entitlement programs, which include: 

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program – $1,996,366 (estimated) 
  • HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program – $481,295 (estimated) 
  • Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program – $160,887 (estimated)  

The goal of these 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, 2018. 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. 

Meeting #1

February 20, 2018

5:30 p.m.

Latino Hispanic American Community Center (LHACC) 

1301 Derry Street 

Harrisburg, PA 17104 

 

Meeting #2

March 5, 2018

5:30 p.m.

Jackson Lick Tower 

1301 N 6th St 

Harrisburg, PA 17102 

A Spanish translator will be available at all meetings. All facilities are handicap-accessible.  The public must present identification in order to attend this meeting.

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. 

INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS 

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 January 22nd.  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. 

Pre-Proposal Workshop 

The City of Harrisburg will be holding a Pre-Proposal Workshop for non-profit organizations interested in applying for funding from the three grant programs (CDBG, HOME and ESG).  The following time and date of the meeting is provided below: 

Workshop Date

February 20, 2018

2:00 p.m.

MLK, Jr., City Government Center, Public Safety  

Auditorium, 10 North Second Street, Room 213 

Harrisburg, PA 17101

(PLEASE ARRIVE THROUGH CITY HALL ENTRANCE) 

Proposals for funding are due by 12:00 noon, Friday, March 6, 2018 

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN 

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 Consolidated Action Plan, as well as reviewing the City’s performance reports and amendments to the Plan. 

For more information contact: 

CITY OF HARRISBURG  DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING & HOUSING DEVELOPMENT (DBHD) 

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

Telephone:  (717) 255-6419 TDD:  255-3131On the web: www.harrisburgpa.gov 

 

Eric Papenfuse, Mayor | Harrisburg City Council 

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