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Posted on: August 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] CDBG Owner Occupied Housing Rehab Program

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The Municipality of Norristown’s Department of Planning and Municipal Development is seeking proposals from professional services consultants to implement its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program.  The Program will assist approximately six (6) homeowners with rehabilitation of their properties.  

 

1. BACKGROUND 

 

Approximately half of the Municipality of Norristown’s housing was built before 1939 and in many communities deferred maintenance and lack of income has contributed to blighted neighborhoods and housing instability.  To reduce the impact and halt further deterioration, the Municipality uses a multi-pronged approach under a variety of programs: (1) Code Enforcement, (2) Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation, (3) FirstTime Homebuyer, (4) Acquisition Rehabilitation, (5) Blighted Property Review Committee.  Together these programs and the Municipality’s partnerships with for-profit developers improve and enhance the quality of life of low-income neighborhoods within Norristown. 

 

The Municipality of Norristown has received an allocation of $250,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the implementation of an Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program.  The Community Development Block Grant Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program will assist homeowners with making needed repairs to their homes.  This income-eligible program provides deferred loans to correct structural and system defects and bring properties up to code. The Municipality seeks a qualified consultant to administer the program under direct oversight of the Norristown Planning and Municipal Development Department. 


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