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. 

MEETING #1

DATE: March 20, 2019

TIME: 5:30 p.m

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

MEETING #2 

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. 

 

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 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. 

PRE-PROPOSAL WORKSHOP 

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

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

(PLEASE ARRIVE THROUGH CITY HALL ENTRANCE) 

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

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 Annual 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) 555-6419 TDD:  (717) 255-3131 On the web: www.harrisburgpa.gov 

 

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