The Redevelopment Authority of the County of WashingtonThe Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington administers several housing programs that benefit low and moderate-income residents of Washington County.  A brief description of the program’s purpose is shown below.

Clicking the link will redirect you to the Redevelopment Authority website for more information and applications.

You can contact RACW’s Home Improvement Department at 724-228-6875.


Access Program

The Redevelopment Authority has made funds available to provide increased accessibility in their current homes for low and moderate income residents with permanent, physical disabilities .

Homebuyer Assistance Program

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington has established the Homebuyer Assistance Program to assist first-time homebuyers in attaining their goal of home ownership by providing financial assistance for the purchase and rehabilitation of eligible housing units.

Home Rehabilitation Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has made Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program assistance available to Washington County for projects and activities which principally benefit low and moderate income persons. In addition, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has made funds available to Washington County for projects that provide affordable housing.

Consistent with the objectives of the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program and HOME Investment Partnership Program, the County Commissioners have established a program of housing rehabilitation loans designed to assist low and moderate income homeowners in making needed repairs and improvements to their properties.

The home rehabilitation loan may be used to correct present, or soon to be present, housing problems, and for energy conservation improvements. In general, most repairs are eligible except for unnecessary luxuries or strictly cosmetic repairs. All properties funded will, at a minimum, meet International Property Maintenance Code (ICC) Standards upon completion. The loan may not be used to refinance existing debt.


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