The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program can be used for many types of projects to benefit Low and Low-to-Moderate Income households. Limerick Township has applied for CDBG Grant money to be utilized under the Housing Rehabilitation Program to assist qualified individuals and families to bring their home into code conformance.
For the past 30+ years, the Township has received grant money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), which has been just under $200,000 a year. CDBG funds are used to do Housing Rehabilitation Projects for residents who meet income requirements; those who cannot afford such improvements. The housing rehab projects typically range from between $10,000 - $40,000 for items such as roofs, windows, siding, electrical repairs, and bathrooms. We have also used this program to assist residents with the costs associated with connecting to public water and sewer. Homeowners contract with firms to construct these improvements, with the Township as payment agent. As of July 2016, those projects exceeding $25,000 are subject to PA Prevailing Wage guidelines.