RACW Economic Development PowerPoint
December 4, 2013
The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington has released its most recent Economic Development PowerPoint.
PUBLIC NOTICE - HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS (HOME) PROGRAM
November 8, 2013
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a Final Rule in the Federal Register on July 24, 2013 to amend the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program regulations. As a result, Washington County will make adjustments to its implementation of the HOME Program to meet the requirements of the new Final Rule.
LIBERTY TOWER DEDICATION AND OPEN HOUSE
October 11, 2013
On October 9, 2013 at 11:00 A.M, the Washington County Commissioners joined Federal, State and local officials for a Dedication Ceremony and Open House for the newly renovated eight story, 104 unit Liberty Tower Highrise for the Elderly. The facility is located at 520 Liberty Street in the Borough of California.
Liberty Tower originally opened in June, 1981. It was developed by the Redevelopment Authority under the HUD Section 8 Elderly New Construction Program, which was administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.
This $2 million renovation, which was completed this July, is the most extensive improvement project undertaken at Liberty Tower. The project was designed by Gerard Associates Architects and constructed by Waller Corporation, Inc. Funding was provided through the Federal Housing Administration 223(f) Loan Program administered by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Under the 223(f) Program, the loan is federally insured, which provides a non-recourse, fully amortized loan with an interest rate of 3.5% on a $2.6 million mortgage.
FY 2012 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)
September 9, 2013
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 2012 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for its Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is a requirement for direct assistance under certain HUD Housing Programs and for the Community Development Block Grant Program. This report describes the level of housing assistance and other community development activities provided to low and moderate income persons and households through various federal funding programs during Fiscal Year 2012 (July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013).
GROUNDBREAKING FOR SUMMERLEA AVENUE NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION
July 18, 2013
On July 16, 2013, the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony at 1255 Summerlea Avenue in the City of Washington, Pennsylvania to mark the start of construction of two new homes.
Washington County Local Share Account (LSA) Program
The 2014 Local Share Account (LSA) Information is now available. All requests for 2014 LSA funds are due to the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 18, 2013
. 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.
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.
Summerlea Avenue Homebuyer Assistance Program
The two new single family homes will be constructed as part of the Summerlea Avenue Homebuyer Assistance Program. The homes will be approximately 1,400 square feet and include three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a one car garage. Threshold Housing Development, Inc., a Community Housing Development Organization from Uniontown, will construct the homes, which will be sold to eligible low/moderate income buyers. Down payment and closing cost assistance will be made available to eligible buyers.
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.
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.
USDA Closing Cost Assistance Program
The Redevelopment Authority of Washington County has established the USDA Closing Cost Assistance Program to assist first time, low income, homebuyers in attaining their goal of home ownership by providing financial assistance.
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.