To contact the housing rehabilitation office, send your name, street address, and daytime telephone number by email to Jeremy Coxe
, Assistant Director, Planning and Development Department, or call at 724-981-0800, ext. 265 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
- Conserve energy and save money in utility costs
- Encourage citizens to remain homeowners in the City
- Housing Rehabilitation Program· Enhance occupant health and safety
- Increase family, neighborhood and citywide pride by upgrading properties
- Increase property values
- Stabilize real estate market and prevent blight
- Undertake public improvements to support the housing investment
All Hermitage homeowners who meet the standards are welcome to apply.
- Applicants must be current with their county, city and school taxes and city sewer fees
- Applicants must have homeowner’s insurance in effect on the rehab. property
- Applicants must have title to the property and live in the dwelling to be rehabilitated
- Applicants must meet HUD Section 8 Low/Moderate Income Eligibility
- Homes are brought up to minimum Pennsylvania DCED Housing Quality Standards
- Only city-approved general contractors may participate. Area contractors are welcome to apply for approval.
- Properties are listed on a first come, first served order of accommodation
- Rehabilitation funds are limited to $17,500 per property
Funds may be used for:
- Basic property improvements (roofs, windows, doors, foundations, steps, sidewalks)
- Necessary household fixtures (furnace, water heater, electric service and wiring, etc.)
- Sanitary improvements
Funds may not be used for:
- Acquisition of land
- Materials or equipment not customarily used in the locality
- New construction for expansion of a structure
Hermitage is currently in its twenty-third year of Housing Rehabilitation. All housing units are occupied by low-to-moderate income families including the handicapped. The total CDBG funds that have been allocated to the Hermitage Housing Rehabilitation Program is over $4 million over the past 30 years the housing rehabilitation program has been in established.