The Town of Bloomsburg had received a $500,000 housing rehabilitation grant and interested residents who live within the town limits should apply now to get on the waiting list for the no-cost repairs.
Qualified residents may receive up to $65,000 each for home repairs.
Interested residents may call SEDA-COG’s call Stacy Anderson at 570-524-4491 Ext. 7215.
Eligible repairs include structural, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating/furnace, window replacement, radon and lead-based paint mitigation, and energy-related improvements. Modifications for mobility-impaired residents are also eligible within this program. Homeowners must maintain home residency over a five-year period from the date of signing in order for this service to be received at no cost.
“SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) manages the entire process for the homeowner,” said Teri Provost, Chief of the agency’s Community Services Division.
Provost continued, “Not only does the homeowner get necessary home repairs, but they also get the benefit of going through the process hassle-free as we manage the logistics from start to finish.”
• Must live in the Town limits of Bloomsburg, not just a Bloomsburg address;
• Own the home or have Life Rights to live in it;
• Meet income qualifications based on household size;
• Be current on all local taxes and municipal utility bills;
• Provide proof of homeowner’s insurance;
• Live in the home an additional five years.
Additional requirements may apply.
Annual Gross Income Limits:
Family size: 1 – $41,450; 2 – $47,400; 3 – $53,300; 4 – $59,200; 5 – $63,950; 6 – $68,700; 7 – $73,450; 8 – $78,150.
Since 1989, over 1,100 houses have been rehabilitated through SEDA-COG totaling over $49.5MM. In FY 2020-21, the Housing program rehabilitated 34 homes, investing over $2.25MM in 12 communities. As a community and economic development agency, SEDA-COG enhances the quality of life and economic advantage for residents and businesses in 11 central Pennsylvania counties through its vital partnerships and initiatives. SEDA-COG also is an advocate for the interests of its communities at the state and federal levels. For more information, visit www.seda-cog.org.