Notice is hereby given that the City of Pittston will hold a public hearing on November 8, 2021, at 4 P.M. The Hearing will be held virtually. To join the Zoom Meeting please go to the following link:

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The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the City’s proposed application for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) Cares Act Discretionary funds program. The City of Pittston intends to apply for $1,000,000.00 for housing rehabilitation funds to assist income qualifying, elderly and disabled households to age in place, preventing congregate living and those individuals and families with health-related issues that make them susceptible to the COVID-19 such as asthma, lead and other environmental conditions. The program will offer consultations related to COVID mitigation strategies at home through Preferred Care at Home of Pittston. This will be a regional program to include the City of Pittston and Boroughs: Avoca, Exeter, Hughestown, Taylor, Laflin, West Pittston, Wyoming, Dupont, Duryea, and Townships: Pittston and Jenkins.


In addition, the City of Pittston invites public input on a proposed modification to the CDBG-CV 1 Program. The City of Pittston will reallocate $77,700 from the Foreclosure Prevention Program and move the funds to pay for the replacement of 9 split unit systems at the Lincoln Heights Senior Center. HVAC work will include duct modifications, vent tie-in, flushing of refrigerant in lines and removal and disposal of old units to aid in COVID-19 mitigation strategies at the senior center.


All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and give oral testimony at the public hearing or present written comments concerning the CDBG-CV Discretionary funds application or the CDBG-CV 1 modification.  Comments may be submitted to the Pittston Redevelopment Authority, Attention Joseph Chacke at 35 Broad St. Pittston PA or by November 9, 2021.


By order of the

City of Pittston

Michael Lombardo