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Welcome to the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington

Established in 1956, the Redevelopment Authority administers the Federal Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnerships, and American Dream Downpayment Initiative Programs for the County of Washington.  The Redevelopment Authority also manages eight elderly residential facilities, which it developed and promotes economic development. 
Located in the City of Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, the Redevelopment Authority provides a variety of programs for County residents, including a Home Rehabilitation Program, Homebuyer Assistance Program, and Access Program, which provides home modification assistance for accessibility needs.  Additionally, the Redevelopment Authority offers a number of business loan programs including a Revolving Loan Fund, Incentive Loan Fund, and Mid Mon Valley Enterprise Zone Revolving Loan Fund.

Some of the images on this site have been graciously provided by The Washington Community Arts and Cultural Center and the Washington County Historical Society.   For information on artwork provided by WashArts please contact them at washarts@washarts.org or visit their site at www.washarts.org

Contact the Washington County Historical Society at
info@wchsPA.org or visit their site at www.wchspa.org

RACW and County Commissioners break ground on Claysville Patio Home Project

October 23, 2015

On October 21, 2015 at 10:00 A.M., the Washington County Commissioners joined state and local officials for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Claysville Patio Homes Development.

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September 3, 2015

In accordance with Title I of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, P.L. 101-625, the County of Washington has prepared its Fiscal Year 2014 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for its Consolidated Plan.

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July 14, 2015

The FY 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan outlines the County’s housing and non-housing community development needs and priorities over the next five years. The FY 2015 Annual outlines how the County intends to utilize federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. 

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Marianna & West Beth Comprehensive Plan and Executive Summary

April 21, 2014

The Comprehensive Plan for Marianna and West Bethlehem was developed over the course of two years, with input received from planning board members as well as the public at-large. A series of seven community development objectives were developed to address priority issues and concerns.  

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West Brownsville Zoning Ordinance Draft now available

April 11, 2014

West Brownsville Borough has prepared a zoning ordinance as an implementation item of the Comprehensive Plan they adopted in February of 2013.  The ordinance is now in the public comment period.  Please review the ordinance and -provide written comment by 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 29, 2014. 

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Washington County Local Share Account (LSA) Program

The 2016 Local Share Account (LSA) Information is now available.  All requests for 2016 LSA funds are due to the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington by 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 1, 2015.  The Redevelopment Authority administers the LSA Program on behalf of the County.  Please contact the Redevelopment Authority office with any questions at 724-228-6875. 

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Washington County Homebuyer Assistance Program

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington has established the Homebuyer Assistance Program to assist first-time homebuyers in attaining their goal of home ownership by providing financial assistance for the purchase and rehabilitation of eligible housing units.

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City of Washington Business Incentive Programs

Business Incentive Programs are available for owners or purchasers of commercial or industrial projects located in or currently in the process of locating in the City of Washington.  Business Incentive Programs were created to promote economic development in the City of Washington for all types of businesses both big and small and commercial or industrial.  Click the link below to access all the programs available.   

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Information on the Washington County Airport is now available on www.racw.net  

Information regarding the Washington County Airport is now available.   Please click on the link the below to access general information on the Washington County Airport including links, contact information and the airport master plan. 

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Washington County FY 2010-14 Five-Year Consolidated Plan

The Washington County FY 2010-14 Five-Year Consolidated Plan outlines priority needs, goals, and objectives for housing needs, non-housing community development needs, homeless needs, and non-homeless special needs. The Plan also outlines how Washington County will utilize Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds, and Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) funds over the next five year period.

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Highland Ridge Homebuyer

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington has established the Highland Ridge Homebuyer Assistance Program to assist homebuyers in attaining their goal of home ownership by providing financial assistance for the purchase of newly constructed houses in the Highland Ridge Neighborhood within the City of Washington.

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