1176 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
Monday through Friday,
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Our goal is to administer the Township's annual Community Development Block Grant Program and other related state and federal programs in accordance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Township of Abington is an entitlement community under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. An entitlement community is defined as a municipality (city or metropolitan area) with a population of 50,000 persons or more, which receives an annual allocation of CDBG funds directly from HUD under the CDBG Entitlement Program. The CDBG program is a federally funded program, authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.
The Township of Abington operates an Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program. This program combines a grant/loan funding to income qualified Abington Township residents to bring the home into compliance with the local building code, correct any existing code violations and provide special devices and ramps for the elderly and the physically disabled.
There is a high need to improve the quality of the housing stock in the Township by increasing the amount of decent, safe, sound and accessible housing for homeowners that is affordable to income qualified persons and families
Funding for this program is provided through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Economic Community Development federal HOME Investment Partnership program and/or through the Township’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 2019, over 1.1. million dollars was awarded to Abington Township through these programs.
In March of 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued its Annual Community Assessment for the Township of Abington for the Program Year 2017 (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018). In this assessment, HUD commend Abington Township on its many programmatic accomplishments during the 2017 program year and its timely responses to all requested information. HUD concluded that the Township of Abington has the capacity to carry out its programs and that the Township has met the reporting requirements for the federal government.
In April 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified the Township of Abington that its annual allocation of CDBG funds would be $781,243.00 for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020). The Township of Abington has elected to use these funds to continue to improve the housing conditions, improve the public infrastructure and provide public services for the community and its residents.
In May of 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) notified the Township of Abington of the award $400,000.00 from the Home Investment Partnership federal funds. These funds will be used to rehabilitate 6-8 single-family income qualified dwelling units in the Township of Abington.
General contractors interested in participated in the program please the "General Contractor Information" section below.
The cost of rent for apartments in the Township of Abington has increased over the past ten years to the point that more than 52% of all rental households in Abington are paying more than 30% of their income on the cost of housing, which means that these households are
In the current Township’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, the goal to promote and encourage affordable rental housing units has been approved by the Township and HUD. The Township is currently working with two local affordable housing providers to address the housing needs for the rental community. considered cost overburdened.
The Township has allocated $110,000.00 of its FY2019 CDBG funds to support the Rental Rehabilitation Program. The Township of Abington has received two formal written requests for assistance to repair, replace and upgrade building systems from two nonprofit affordable housing providers. The Township is in the pre-planning phase in developing a scope of work for the rental properties identified by these housing providers.
The Summer Youth Meal Program is a federally funded child nutrition program that provides free lunch meals to any child 18 years of age or younger. The program operates Monday through Friday; during the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; from mid-June through mid-August at Crestmont Park. 552 meals were served in the 2019 program year. The total number of meals served to school-aged 857 meals were served in the 2018 program year. The total number of meals served to school-aged children in 2018 greatly exceeded the 2017 program year were 187 meals was served during the same time.
General Contractor Information
The below requirements are for those contractors who desire to participate in the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program.
- Contractor Requirements
- Construction Workplace Misclassification Act, Act 72
- Contractor Insurance Requirements
- Contractor Profile Form