Apply for Housing Assistance
Clinton County provides First-Time Homebuyers Closing Cost Assistance to promote homeownership opportunities, and Owner-Occupied Home Rehabilitation Assistance to keep our housing stock in compliance with current building codes. Weatherization assistance, handicap accessibility improvements, pre-purchase counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling, and utility payment assistance are also available to Clinton County residents through our Community Action Agency, STEP Inc. Families with incomes below 80% of the area median are eligible for these programs. The definition of area median income is published annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The 2016 levels are:
Closing Cost Assistance Program
The County Affordable Housing Fund will provide closing cost assistance in the form of a 0% deferred loan to cover normal closing costs for first-time homebuyers, up to a $2500 maximum. Awards follow these criteria:
To apply, please call or email the Planning Department.
Contact: Katie de Silva, Grants Administrator
Owner-Occupied Home Rehabilitation Program
Using Community Development Block Grant, Keystone Communities, Act 105 PHARE, and Affordable Housing Funds when available, the county covers the cost of code compliance and/or handicap accessibility improvements to owner-occupied single family homes. The types of repairs vary widely from correcting deficient electrical or plumbing service, to removing lead-based paint, to replacing rotted structural members, to fixing leaking roofs. Accessibility modifications may include widening doorways and halls, installing grab bars, building wheelchair ramps, and so forth.
To apply, please contact our housing program provider, STEP, Inc.
Clinton County Planning Commission
232 E Main Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Fax: (570) 893-4122
For the hearing impaired, please dial 7-1-1 (PArelay.net)
|Copyright © Clinton County Government. All Rights Reserved|