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Community Development Block Grant -- The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is an entitlement funding from HUD for the purpose of promoting community revitalization throughout the country. For more inforamtion, click here.
Emergency Solutions Grants -- The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program is designed to help improve the quality of existing emergency shelters for the homeless; make available additional shelters and transitional housing; meet the costs of operating shelters and providing essential social services to homeless individuals; and to help prevent homelessness. For more information, click here.
Fair Housing -- Learn what your rights are when looking for a home. MCAR has links to the Housing and Urban Development website, with information on everything from persons with disabilities, accessibility guidelines, how to file a complaint and much more. Click here.
HOME Investment Partnerships Program -- 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. For more information, click here.
Montgomery County First Time Homebuyers Program -- The program, established and administered by the commissioners and the Department of Housing and Community Development, is directed to assist low, moderate, and median income households interested in purchasing a home in Montgomery County. For more information, click here.
Montgomery County Partners for Homeownership -- Montgomery County Partnership for Homeownership is a community organization offering Housing Assistance Service, Real Estate Service, and Advice to first time home owners, and those interested in living in Montgomery County. They host an annual housing fair featuring workshops on understanding credit scores, mortgage basics, home buyer grants, real estate basics, understanding sheriff and tax sales, and more! For more information, click here.
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency -- PHFA works to provide affordable homeownership and rental apartment options for senior adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. Through its carefully managed mortgage programs and investments in multifamily housing developments, PHFA also promotes economic development across the state. For more information, click here.