Announcements

(Please visit the Solicitations page for all new RFPs/Qs and IFBs.)

August 15, 2017
The Harrisburg Housing Authority is proposing changes to its Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP).  Final changes will be presented at the Public Hearing to be held on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. The proposed changes can be reviewed here or a hard copy is available for review on the 12th floor of Morrison Towers at 351 Chestnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. 
August 8, 2017
THE HARRISBURG HOUSING AUTHORITY
ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING
DATE: Thursday, September 28, 2017
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Morrison Towers, Community Room
351 Chestnut Street
Harrisburg, PA  17101
The purpose of the hearing is to obtain input from the city residents in reference to the  Annual Agency Plan, Capital Fund Program Annual and 5 Year Action Plan to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2018.  Residents are encouraged to attend this hearing.  Attached here are copies of the Annual Plan, Capital Fund program 2018 estimate, and the Capital Fund 5 Year Action Plan and at the address below:
Harrisburg Housing Authority
Attn:  Robert F. Grosko 
Morrison Towers, 12th Floor 
351 Chestnut Street
Harrisburg, PA
July 24, 2017
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Assessment of Fair Housing Plan
City of Harrisburg & Harrisburg Housing Authority

In 2015 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a revised legal requirement that federal agencies and federal grantees further the purpose of the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act aims to protect buyers and renters from seller or landlord discrimination. This obligation to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH) has been a requirement of the Fair Housing Act since 1968. The 2015 revision requires cities and public housing authorities that receive federal funding including the city of Harrisburg and the Harrisburg Housing Authority (HHA) to reexamine housing patterns and determine bias in these patterns. 

The City of Harrisburg and HHA are required under the Fair Housing Act to take meaningful actions to combat discrimination that overcomes patterns of segregation and fosters inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics. According to the ACT, “affirmatively furthering fair housing means taking meaningful actions that, taken together, address significant disparities in housing needs and in access to opportunity, replacing segregated living patterns with truly integrated and balanced living patterns, transforming racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty into areas of opportunity, and fostering and maintaining compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws. The duty to affirmatively further fair housing extends to all of a program participant’s activities and programs relating to housing and urban development.” 

For purposes of the rule, meaningful actions “means significant actions that are designed and can be reasonably expected to achieve a material positive change that affirmatively furthers fair housing by, for example, increasing fair housing choice or decreasing disparities in access to opportunity.”

In response to the AFFH rule, the City of Harrisburg and HHA are collaborating to produce a joint Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Plan. The Plan will be designed to provide meaningful goals and strategies that can be reasonably expected to achieve a material positive change in disparities in housing needs and in access to opportunity; replacing segregated living patterns with truly integrated and balanced living patterns; transforming racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty into areas of opportunity; and fostering and maintaining compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws. To help the City and HHA develop informed goals and strategies to affirmatively further fair housing, HUD has made public maps and data available online here

How Can I Contribute?

The AFH process includes soliciting the opinions of people throughout the City, as well as those involved in the housing industry, including renters and homeowners. The City and HHA have developed a survey and will hold Community Meetings to solicit feedback regarding its AFH plan. 

The survey was developed to allow resident and stakeholders the opportunity to provide opinions and experiences regarding housing and other neighborhood issues – schools, jobs, transportation, services and more. All surveys must be received by the City no later than August 31, 2017. Surveys can be found in English here or in Spanish here. Paper copies can be found at:

HELP Ministries - 413 S 19th St, Harrisburg, PA 17104
Harrisburg Fair Housing Council - 2100 N 6th St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Please check back for updated information on community participation and stakeholder meeting dates and times.  

Please contact Romulus Brown at rwbron@harrisburgpa.gov or 717-255-6402 for further assistance. 

March 13, 2017 HHA is seeking a self-disciplined individual to schedule and perform regular maintenance and housekeeping inspections of Section 8 rent assisted dwelling units located within the City of Harrisburg; perform subsequent inspections within prescribed deadlines of remedial actions taken; and prepare correspondences with landlords, staff and other third parties.  Please click the link below for a full position description.  For additional questions please contact Richard Mountsier at richm@harrisburghousing.org. 
Section 8 Housing Inspector
September 29, 2016
The Harrisburg Housing Authority will hold a public hearing regarding the 2017 Agency Plan on this date at 6:00pm.
August 23, 2016
The Harrisburg Housing Authority has finsihed the first draft of the 2017 Agency Plan to review this draft please follow this link:  2017 Agency Plan First Draft
June 23, 2016
The Harrisburg Housing Authority is again gearing up for the award-winning Summer Growth Program.  We would like to invite your teenager(s), aged 13 (as of July 11, 2016) to 16 years old, to participate in this year's annual Summer Growth Program for Youth.  This program will provide an experience in which your child/children will get the opportunity to learn and earn while, also, helping improve their community as well as the City of Harrisburg.  The Summer Growth program is geared to teach your teenager(s) about subjects that directly impact their lives and the community, such as, the effects of pollution, financial literacy, healthy living, goal-setting, education, etc.  The program will include field work, such as, river front clean up, "keep your community bright" marketing, mural painting, city wide beautification projects, etc.  The teenager will receive a $1,500 stipend for his/her completion and successful participation in the program.  For more Program Information and How to Register Your Teenager, click HERE or Aquí
March 15, 2016
The Harrisburg Housing Authority has posted a link to allow HCV applicants to see the results of the lottery drawing for the HCV waiting list.  This link: HCV waitlist results, will allow applicants to see if they were selected from the list.  Please look at the For Applicants Page and the Housing Choice Voucher Subpage for more details.

February 29 2016- March 2, 2016
The Harrisburg Housing Authority (HHA) will begin accepting online applications for the Section 8 waiting list begining 9:00am Monday, February 29, 2016 and ending at 4:30pm on March 2, 2016. HHA will only accept applications online.  For more information see the For Applicants page.
September 24, 2015
Public Hearing addressing HHA's 2016 Agency Plan will be held at 6PM in the Morrison Tower Community Room.

May 30, 2015
South Side NFL Youth Flag Football League, Kick Off Registration and Exhibition Game will be held from 11am-1pm at Hall Manor Field.  The Registration Fee is $25.00 per child and is due at registration. See the attached Flyer and Registration Form.
 
November 14, 2014
The Harrisburg Housing Authority will post instructions, including a link, that will let HCV applicants access their individual results regarding the HCV waitlist lottery.  This link (HCV Waitlist Results) is posted on the Home Page, For Applicants Page, and Housing Choice Voucher Program Subpage.
 
October 1, 2014
The Harrisburg Housing Authority (HHA) will begin accepting online applications for the Section 8 waiting list beginning Tuesday, October 14 at 9:00 AM and ending at 4:30 PM on Friday, October 17.  Please note that HHA will only accept applications submitted online.

For more information please visit the For Applicants page.

August 21, 2014  

The Harrisburg Housing Authority (HHA) announces a public hearing on proposed changes to its Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Administrative Plan. The changes will enable HHA to implement an online electronic application process for both respective programs.  In addition, the HCV Administrative Plan will implement a lottery process for the selection of applicants.

The proposed changes will be available for review from August 21, 2014 through October 5, 2014.


Submit all comments via email to publiccomment@harrisburghousing.org


The public hearing shall occur at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at HHA's 12th floor offices, located at 351 Chestnut Street, Harrisburg PA  17101.

June 19, 2014

 

 

The Harrisburg Housing Authority will post a link to the Applicant Portal for the HCV applicants who were selected for the waitlist.

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