The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is an entitlement funding created primarily to support the development of affordable housing. HOME provides general guidelines to local governments to design affordable housing strategies that address local needs and housing conditions. The funds may be used for such activities as tenant based rental assistance, homebuyer’s assistance, property acquisition, new construction, rehabilitation, site improvements, demolition, relocation, and administrative costs.
All HOME funded housing rehabilitation will be targeted to low-to-moderate income households. In May of 2021, the Department of Community and Ecnomic Developement (DCED) awarded Greene County $500,000.00 through the HOME Program for the purpose of Existing Owner-Occupied home rehabilitation for income eligible Greene County Residents, with the first projects starting in early 2022. As of April 2022, we currently have 15 projects our for bids to coplete rehabilitation. Please visit the "Eligibility" link to view income limits and other eligibility criteria. We are currently pre-screening applicants to be placed on the waitlist. Applicants may complete a pre-sreening to determine initial eligibility before making a full application by visiting this link: https://form.jotform.com/211433641833147.
You may also complete the full application online by visiting the application link tab.
We encourage any home owners that meet the eligibility requirements to submit an application and get on the waitlist, as we are continually applying for additional funding to move through the waitlist. Please note: this is NOT a program that deals with emergency repairs. Projects are pulled from the waitlist as funding becomes avaialble, and each project requires a comprehensive environmental review, housing inspection, and lead/radon/asbestos testing.
Greene County is also seeking qualified contractors to work on these projects. Contractors must be registered with the State of Pennsylvania and have a valid HIC number. Federal regulations require all managing contractors for each project to have a valid lead certification (or be willing to obtain the certification prior to bidding on projects). We are currently exploring options to host a lead training locally. In the meantime, please visit the EPA's website at https://www.epa.gov/lead/getcertified
to obtain information on lead certification and testing dates/sites.