The intent of Greene County's Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program is to correct housing code deficiencies and comply with all applicable local codes. Housing code deficiencies will be defined by way of the International Property Maintenance Code, with priority focusing on health and safety problems. If the township or borough in which the property is located has adopted a building code other than the IPMC, the local municipal code shall also be adhered to. Property owners will only receive assistance if there are code deficiencies that need to be corrected. No repairs will be permitted that are solely for cosmetic purposes.
The property must have at least $1,000 in code deficiencies in order to receive funding assistance. Approved applicants will be placed on the waitlist to recieve a home inspection. The home inspector will then develop a scope of work and a cost estimate, that will need to be approved by the County. The federal program guidelines require that all code definicies must be corrected before the project is complete.
NOTE: If the housing inspector and the program’s housing rehabilitation specialist agree that it is not feasible to eliminate all the major housing code deficiencies (which affect the health and safety of its occupants) and lead hazards, then it shall be the County’s policy not to improve that specific housing structure.
NOTE: The HOME Program cannot approve projects that are only needing ADA modifications. The rehabilitation must have 51% or more of the rehab being repairs before it can consider adding any ADA Modifications.
We are pleased to announce that the County of Greene is accepting proposals for 15 housing rehabilitation projects! Full bid specs and contract packets are availableby request. Please email CDBGHOME@co.greene.pa.us or call 724-852-5260 to obtain a fill RFP and/or bid packets.
Please note that the closing dates for bids is 1:00 p.m. on April 29, 2022 as outlined in the RFP, and pre-bid meetings at the homes are scheduled for Thursday April 7/8 & Friday April 8 as indicated in the attached letter. Please call 724-852-5260 or respond to CDBGhome@co.greene.pa.us to confirm your interest at any pre-bid meetings for packages you wish to bid on by noon on Wednesday, April 6. We have coordinated these dates and times with the homeowners and inspectors/construction management team, but if you would like to bid on a project and these dates/times absolutely will not work for you, please let me know as soon as possible.