CITY OF BETHLEHEM
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The City of Bethlehem, through its Department of Community and Economic Development, administer the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership HUD entitlement programs. At this time, the City is soliciting proposals from qualified community development firms interested in providing consulting services for various tasks associated with the administration of these programs.
Tasks for which these services are being requested will pertain to Annual Action Plans, Consolidated Plans, CAPERs, Environmental Review Records (ERR), Rental Assistance and Rehab Programs, and other activities related to housing, homelessness, community development and economic development.
The complete Request for Proposal (RFP) is available here:
Proposals are due electronically by 3:00 PM on Friday, November 5, 2021. Please contact Tina Roseberry, Housing and Community Development Administrator for the City of Bethlehem, at (610) 997-5731 or via email at email@example.com with any questions or for additional information.
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2021 OF THE
REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF BETHLEHEM
A next regular meeting of the Board of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Bethlehem will take place at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 28, 2021.
An agenda and details regarding this meeting will be posted below prior to the meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact our office at (610) 865-7055.
PRESS RELEASE - 06/30/2021
Blight Elimination Funding Awarded to the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority
$700,000 Awarded for Blight Elimination
(Bethlehem, PA, June 23, 2021) The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Bethlehem (RDA) has recently been awarded $700,000 of funding for blight remediation projects. Funds were awarded through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund and the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) new Blight Initiative funding.
On May 26, 2021, recipients of the CFA’s Blight Remediation Program were announced. The Redevelopment Authority was awarded $300,000 to acquire and stabilize three blighted properties in the city. The Authority will work with partnering organizations to assist the development process.
On June 10, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf announced the recipients of $44.9 million in funding for housing programs made available through PHARE funding. The Redevelopment Authority was awarded $400,000 to support the redevelopment of two blighted properties in the City of Bethlehem and provide additional support to the City’s Housing Rehabilitation Program.
“The City of Bethlehem is happy to work in cooperation with the Redevelopment Authority toward the goal of blight remediation. We have long recognized that stable and well-maintained housing conditions are a strength for the community. Blighted properties adversely impact the neighborhood and erode the value of surrounding properties. Therefore, repairing blighted properties is an essential function of the Redevelopment Authority” Said Mayor Bob Donchez.
"The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Bethlehem has been an active partner with the City of Bethlehem in combating blight for almost 70 years. While the size and scope of our activities has become more modest in recent years, they are still very important to our shared goals of neighborhood preservation and improvement. These recent grants will continue to support our efforts and we thank the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for this critical funding." Said RDA Executive Director Tony Hanna
“Cleaning up blighted properties and assisting with new projects will help Bethlehem continue to grow. Many times these properties are costly to redevelop and need investment from public entities. I know these projects will have a positive impact on Bethlehem.” Said Senator Lisa Boscola
“These state funds will improve neighborhoods and assist the City of Bethlehem’s efforts to repair and remediate blighted properties in our community,” said Representative Steve Samuelson.
The Redevelopment Authority of Bethlehem is a state-incorporated redevelopment authority located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The RDA was created in 1953 as a government agency with the powers vested by Pennsylvania Urban Redevelopment law.