| The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant Program is the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, principally for persons of low and moderate income. Funds must be used to carry out activities that will meet one of the three National Objectives. At least 70 percent of the total CDBG funds expended must be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. To apply for a Housing Program please fill out the following Application and return it to our office: Mail to: Luzerne County Office of Community Development
Emergency Home Rehabilitation Program provides assistance to eligible homeowners in situations that create unexpected and immediate danger to the health and well being of the occupants of the home. Situations that would require a family to immediately vacate their homes and/or prevent them from returning if not addressed would also be considered for assistance. The Emergency Home Rehabilitation Program is designed to address only those items that meet the objective of the program and is not intended to be a home rehabilitation program.
The Growing Home Owner's Initiative is a matched savings and education initiative to help individuals and families turn the dream of purchasing a home into a reality.
The objective of the Luzerne County’s Homeownership Program is to create affordable home buyer opportunities for low to moderate income persons. The goals of the program are as follows:
The creation of decent, affordable housing units in areas of the County that have seen a decline in home ownership;
Removal of blighted conditions in residential neighborhoods;
Creation of mixed income neighborhoods
The objective of the County’s Rental Housing Program is to preserve affordable rental housing opportunities through the preservation of existing rental units and the development of new rental units. These efforts will focus on all segments of the low-income population with special emphasis on the creation of units for families with children. Properties must be located in an area where it has been determined that there is a shortage of rental housing. Preference will be given to projects that promote mixed income neighborhoods and neighborhood revitalization.