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Bloomsburg, PA, Columbia County, Congressional District 11th District


Addressing the needs of homeless and at risk of homeless populations, Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED),   Department of Community and Housing Development (CH&D) provided both CDBG and HOME funding to develop nine units of affordable rental housing located in Bloomsburg, Columbia County for homeless, at risk of homelessness or low and moderate income individuals and families from Columbia County. 


Benefits & Innovation
The developer a Community Housing and Development Organization, Community Strategies Group (CSG) rehabilitated donated Church and Parsonage buildings at 375 West and 381 West St into affordable rental housing.  The housing units consisting of one to three bedrooms incorporated the church’s unique architecture features of stained glass windows, moldings with energy efficient design features, accessible units (including sensory) and broadband. Amenities include a Community Room with full kitchen management and central laundry for the residents.   

The project provides space for community support services Agreements with local service providers will provide special services to residents for preparation for sustainable independent living.    



  • Columbia County Commissioners
  • PA Dept of Community and Economic Development
  • Community & Housing Development 



  • HOME: $1,826,679
  • CDBG: $240,000
  • Federal Land Home Bank of Pittsburgh : $650,000
  • PHARE (Marchella Shale/ Real Estate Taxes): $200,000
  • Total: $2.9M


Kimberly A. Polm | HOME Program Manager
PA Department of Community & Economic Development
Center for Community & Housing Development
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor | Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Phone: 717.214.5310 |[email protected] 

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