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.
February 20, 2018
Latino Hispanic American Community Center (LHACC)
1301 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
March 5, 2018
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.
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:
February 20, 2018
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