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.
The Department of Building and Housing Development’s (DBHD) mission is to assist in the development of viable communities while providing opportunities for its citizens to have access to fair, safe, livable and affordable housing opportunities. This mission is accomplished by providing in-house programs and services, supporting non-profit housing and development organizations and through partnering on revitalization and redevelopment projects.
These mission and goals of the department are accomplished by using federal, state and City funds. Currently, the Departmental budget is comprised of LHRD, CDBG, HOME, ESG (HUD FEDERAL FUNDS).
Frequently Asked Questions
Who do I contact about applying for a grant from the Community Block Development Grant?
Please contact the Interim Director of Community and Economic Development Ruth Rivera by emailing her with your questions at [email protected]
Who do I speak with about heating complaints, mold, roof leaks and other violations by my landlord?
For heating complaints, you can contact the Bureau of Codes office; an inspector will be contacted immediately. At which time, the codes inspector will contact the landlord who will be given 24 hours to provide some form of heating. A landlord/tenant complaint form will need to be submitted for all other complaints. Please be advised, we do not take care of any mold issues, but will check for leaks that cause mold.
What are my rights under the Fair Housing Law?
Please contact PA Fair Housing Council at 2100 N. 6th St., Harrisburg PA 17110 or call them at 717-238-9540
Who do I speak with about a neighbor who is not up keeping their property?
You will need to file a property maintenance complaint form. Click here to download the form.