For a limited time only, the Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program will accept applications to acquire vacant properties in 56 municipalities at reduced cost to the applicant. In all other respects, applications for this Program must comply with Program policies.
Participating municipalities include: Avalon, Baldwin Borough, Bellevue, Bethel Park, Blawnox,Brackenridge, Braddock Hills, Brentwood, Carnegie, Collier, Crafton, Crescent, Dormont,Dravosburg, East Deer, East McKeesport, Edgewood, Elizabeth Borough, Elizabeth Township, ForestHills, Forward, Frazer, Green Tree, Harmar, 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.
Only one application will be accepted per applicant or household. The Program will accept up to 60applications 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.
Applications must be post-marked by August 31, 2018 and mailed to:
Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program – Applications
One Chatham Center, Suite 900
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
No payments are required at the time of application. Please do not submit the Good Faith Deposit or any other payment with your application.
The following items must be submitted with an application for it to be considered complete:
√Application Form: Must be signed and dated by all applicants. Must be fully completed, including the proposed re-use plan and estimated costs to acquire and develop the property.
√Proof of Financing: Can include a bank statement, letter from a bank, letter of credit/line of credit, etc. Must be sufficient to cover the estimated costs to acquire and develop the property.
√Photographs: A minimum of two color photographs of the exterior of the property.
√Conflict of Interest Form: Must be completed, signed, and dated by all applicants. TheMunicipal Official does not need to sign at the time of application.
√All Information Required in Parcels with Existing/Future Structures Policy (if applicable).
√Proof of 501(c)(3) Status (if applicant is a non-profit organization).
√Proof of Programming for General Public (if applicant is a Faith Based Organization): Must submit proof that programming is available to the general public that does not proselytize.
Full Application Follows: