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What does the Redevelopment Authority do?

The Redevelopment Authority administers certain federal and state funding on behalf of the County of Somerset, as well as funding it receives on its own. The Authority also manages the projects for which the funding was received.

What funding does the Redevelopment Authority administer?

The Redevelopment Authority administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership and Emergency Shelter Grant funds. All programs consist of federal funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and come through the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development and then to the County.

The Redevelopment Authority also administers state funds including Housing & Redevelopment Assistance Program, Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program, Main Street Anchor Building Program and PennDOT Hometown Streets and Safe Routes to School Program.

What projects are managed by the Redevelopment Authority?

The Redevelopment Authority manages various infrastructure projects such as water, sewer, sidewalk, streetscapes and other public works projects, as well as housing rehabilitation.

What specific programs are offered by the Redevelopment Authority?

Please see our Programs for more information.

How is the Redevelopment Authority structured?

The Redevelopment Authority is organized under the Pennsylvania Urban Redevelopment Law of 1945, as amended. The Redevelopment Authority is governed by a five-member board of directors who each serve five year terms and are appointed by the Somerset County Board of Commissioners.
What is CDBG?

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal program through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Somerset County receives its CDBG funds through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The Redevelopment Authority administers the funds and manages the projects that are funded by CDBG on behalf of the County. See the Programs link for additional information about the CDBG program.

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