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Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program (VPRP) - 2017 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program

Offer to Individuals, Nonprofits, Agencies, and Businesses
to Buy Neglected Lots in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

GrantWatch ID#: 146183
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED)

08/31/17 Postmarked

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Offer to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania individuals, municipalities, community groups, local businesses, and private and nonprofit developers to acquire vacant and neglected properties at discounted prices in eligible municipalities. This program is intended to revitalize and redevelop local neighborhoods.

The 2017 Side Yard and Blighted Structure program is part of the Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program (VPRP), which acquires vacant, blighted properties and conveys them to applicants who have:
- Developed a concrete reuse plan
- Demonstrated the capacity to implement it.

The complete list of eligible municipalities is listed below.

The Program will accept up to 60 applications in the order in which they are received, but will accept no more than five applications per municipality.

Applicants may include individuals, municipalities, community groups, local businesses, and private and nonprofit developers.

Only one application will be accepted per applicant or household. The Program will accept up to 60 applications in the order in which they are received, but will accept no more than five applications per municipality. The Redevelopment Authority may increase these limits at its discretion.

Participating municipalities include Avalon, Baldwin Borough, Bellevue, Blawnox, Brackenridge, Braddock Hills, Brentwood, Carnegie, Collier, Crafton, Dravosburg, East Deer, East McKeesport, Edgewood, Elizabeth Township, Forward, Frazer, Green Tree, Harrison, Heidelberg, Leet, Leetsdale, Liberty, McCandless, Millvale, Moon, Munhall, Neville, North Fayette, North Versailles, Oakdale, O'Hara, Penn Hills, Plum, Reserve, Ross, Scott, Shaler, South Park, South Versailles, Swissvale, Turtle Creek, Versailles, West Deer, West Homestead, West Mifflin, West View, Whitaker, White Oak, and Wilkins. Other municipalities that join the Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program may be eligible to participate, depending upon the timing.

To be eligible for the Program, applicants:
- Must be current on taxes, water, sewage, and refuse bills on all properties owned in Allegheny County.
- Must not have any outstanding code violations or municipal liens on properties owned in Allegheny County.
- Cannot have acquired or be in the process of acquiring a property through the 2016 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program.

Program Eligibility Requirements:

Applications are subject to all requirements under the Program policies. Property eligibility will be determined on a case by case basis based upon consideration of a variety of factors related to blight. To be eligible for the Program, a property must at a minimum meet all preliminary eligibility requirements, including:
- Be a vacant lot or vacant structure.
- Have at least three years of tax delinquency.
- Be located in a participating municipality that has submitted the required program marketing plan.

Applications may be subject to additional eligibility requirements.

Applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2017 to be considered for this limited-time program. Applications will not be accepted via fax or e-mail.

Once an application is determined complete, it will undergo a review process that typically takes a minimum of four months.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

(412) 350-1090

Submit applications to:
Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program - Applications
One Chatham Center, Suite 900
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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USA: Pennsylvania: Eligible municipalities in Allegheny County

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