Housing Initiatives

George Kelly, Director Economic Development

George Kelly, Director Economic Development

The Department of Planning and Economic Development is the administering agency for federal, state and local funded housing rehabilitation assistance programs for 38 municipalities in the County.


FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


The Lackawanna County Department of Economic Development administers funding for first time homebuyer assistance on behalf of thirty-eight municipalities within the County of Lackawanna. This program is funded through Lackawanna County’s Act 137 Affordable Housing Program.

The primary objective of the first time homebuyer assistance program is to increase the availability and affordability of quality housing to median and lower income individuals/families within Lackawanna County by providing down payment and closing cost subsidies.

For more information click below:

First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program Guidelines

First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program Application

First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program Operating Procedures and Program Guidelines


HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM


These programs, often funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and/or the County of Lackawanna, involve the investment of public dollars for private housing rehabilitation purposes.

The primary objective of federal/state/local funded housing rehabilitation programs is to provide tangible, financial assistance to individuals and families who, due to limited financial means, are forced to reside in homes which are unsafe, unsanitary, and generally lacking in energy efficiency. The programs are designed to refurbish homes which have physical deficiencies that pose health and safety threats to the occupants of the structure.

For more information click below:

ACT 137/CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Assistance

Housing Rehab Operating Procedures And Program Guidelines

Brenda N. Sacco, Deputy Director of Operations and Economic Development

Brenda N. Sacco, Deputy Director of Operations and Economic Development


EMERGENCY REPAIR ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


The Lackawanna County Department of Planning and Economic Development administers funding for emergency home repairs on behalf of thirty-eight municipalities within the County of Lackawanna. This program is funded through Lackawanna County’s Act 137 Affordable Housing Program.

The primary objective of the emergency repair program is to provide financial assistance to individuals and families who, due to circumstances, are forced to reside in homes which are unsafe and unsanitary, i.e. structural, electrical, plumbing and roofing problems.

For more information click below:

ACT 137 Emergency Repair Assistance Program

ACT 137 Funded Emergency Repair Assistance Program Operating Procedures And Program Guidelines

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Administrative Contacts


Community Development « Lackawanna County

Brenda N. Sacco
Deputy Director of Operations and Finance
Department of Planning and Economic Development
Phone: 570-963-6830 Ext. 1376
Fax 570-963-7596
Email: saccob@lackawannacounty.org

Laura McGowan
Housing Financial Analyst
Department of Planning and Economic Development
Phone: 570-963-6830 Ext. 1373
Fax 570-963-7596
Email: mcgowanl@lackawannacounty.org

Louis Stassi
Housing Rehabilitation Specialist
Department of Planning and Economic Development
Phone: 570-963-6830 Ext. 1345
Fax 570-963-7596
Email: stassil@lackawannacounty.org

 


Location


135 Jefferson Ave.
Scranton, PA 18503

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