As posted by the Papenfuse Administration:

Mayor Eric Papenfuse invites citizens to participate in the development of Harrisburg’s FY-2014 federal plan for funding housing and community development entitlement programs, which include:

- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program – $1,980,417 (estimated)

- HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program – $463,615 (estimated)

- Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program – $135,856 (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, 2014. 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: Tuesday, February 18th
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Tri-County Community Action (Spanish Translation will be available)
1514 Derry Street, Harrisburg
Snow Date: February 27th

Date: Tuesday, February 25th
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Heinz-Menaker Senior Center
1824 North 4th Street, Harrisburg
Snow Date: March 4th

Both facilities are ADA accessible. If sight or hearing impaired persons require accommodations at any location, please contact Kari Reagan-Bushey at least one week prior to the meeting. Phone: 255-6419; TDD 255-3131

* Snow cancellations will be announced on local media stations and the City of Harrisburg website.


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 after February 1st. You may visit the department’s website or contact Kari Reagan-Bushey 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 255-6419.

Pre-Proposal Workshop

Thursday, February 13, 2013, 3:00 p.m. (CANCELLED)

Public Safety Auditorium, Room 213 Harrisburg Police Department


Proposals for funding are due by 12:00 noon, Friday, March 7, 2014


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:

MLK, Jr., City Government Center
10 N. 2nd Street, Suite 206, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Telephone: 255-6419 TDD: 255-3131
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