Community Development Division


Our Mission : To assist in the creation and development of a viable community through superb customer service, community outreach, partnerships in economic development, affordable housing and social service agencies.

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The Community Development Division is responsible for the administration of two HUD formula grant programs, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. The CDBG and HOME Programs provide the City of Harlingen with an opportunity to develop viable communities by funding activities that provide a suitable living environment, create decent affordable housing, and provide economic opportunities to/for low and moderate-income households. Funds are awarded to carry out a wide range of housing and community development activities directed towards neighborhood revitalization and the improvement of community facilities and services.

Browse through our pages and links for more information about the programs available in our community.

Thanks for visiting our site! Please contact us if you have questions or need additional information.


~Tammy DeGannes, Community Development Director
   E-Mail Address: 
tdegannes@myharlingen.us



    The CDBG Program

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One-Year Action Plan for 2013-2014 (Yr 4)

The HOME Program  

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CAPER 2012-2013

VIEW ARCHIVED PLANS / NOTICES


VIEW SPECIAL PROJECTS


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

Notice is hereby given that the City of Harlingen, Texas is requesting Statements of Qualifications for the following:

RFQ 2014-11 Professional Consultant Aquatic Engineering Design & Construction Management Services

RFQ Packets may be obtained at the Purchasing Office, 404 South 54th Street, Harlingen, Texas 78550 during regular business hours or can be mailed upon request by calling (956) 216-5316. Statements of Qualifications must be submitted on or before 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Purchasing Office. The successful consultant must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity. Preference will be given to Section 3 Business Concerns certified by the City. Any business seeking Section 3 preference in the awarding of contracts or purchase agreements with the City must be able to provide a copy of the Section 3 certification letter received and acknowledged by any of the Rio Grande Valley Entitlement Communities as evidence of eligibility for preference under the Section 3 Program. The Section 3 certification letter shall be submitted along with bid packages. Any firm that is debarred, suspended or otherwise excluded from or ineligible for participation in federal assistance programs may not undertake any activity in part or in full under this project. The City of Harlingen is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Small (SBE), minority (MBE), and women-owned businesses (WBE) are encouraged to submit Statements of Qualifications for this project.
CLICK HERE to download the RFQ packet.


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

WINDSTORM DESIGN & INSPECTION SERVICES

The City of Harlingen is seeking to enter into an engineering contract with a state-registered (Texas Engineer) that has current windstorm certifications by the Texas Department of Insurance to provide windstorm inspections and designs for remodeled and newly constructed homes utilizing funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Proposals packets may be obtained by contacting the Community Development of the City of Harlingen, located at 502 E Tyler, Harlingen, Texas.  Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at which time they will be opened and read aloud in the large conference room.  The City on behalf of the homeowner, specifically reserves the right to reject any and all RFP’s received, to waive irregularities or informalities in any or all RFP’s and to accept any RFP which is deemed to be in the best interest of the homeowner and City.  No RFP’s may be withdrawn after the scheduled date of opening. All RFP’s become the property of the homeowners and the City.

The successful consultant must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity. Preference will be given to Section 3 Business Concerns certified by the City. Any business seeking Section 3 preference in the awarding of contracts or purchase agreements with the City must be able to provide a copy of the Section 3 certification letter received and acknowledged by any of the Rio Grande Valley Entitlement Communities as evidence of eligibility for preference under the Section 3 Program.  The Section 3 certification letter shall be submitted along with bid packages.

Any firm that is debarred, suspended or otherwise excluded from or ineligible for participation in federal assistance programs may not undertake any activity in part or in full under this project.  The City of Harlingen is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.  Small (SBE), minority (MBE), and women-owned businesses (WBE) are encouraged to submit Statements of Qualifications for this project.   CLICK HERE to download the RFQ packet.                                                 


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AND
 NOTICE OF FUND AVAILABILITY

ATTENTION NON-PROFITS & SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES 

In compliance with the Consolidated Plan for Community Planning and Development Programs (CDBG & HOME), the City of Harlingen’s Community Development Department will conduct a public hearing to solicit input from interested parties on the City’s strengths and needs pertaining to its Community Development Block Grant Programs.  The City’s allocation for Year 40 CDBG (B-14: 2014-2015) is anticipated to be $800,000.00 and Year 20 HOME (M-14: 2014-2015) $225,000.00.00.

The overall goal for the Rio Grande Valley Entitlement Communities Consolidated Plan is to strengthen partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector, including nonprofit organizations, to provide decent housing, establish and maintain a suitable living environment and to expand economic opportunities for every citizen particularly for low to moderate income persons.

A Public Hearing will be held:                                                                   Funding Applicants are strongly encouraged to
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.                                attend a workshop to be held:
City of Harlingen, Town Hall                                                            Monday, March 24, 2014 at
118 E. Tyler, Harlingen Texas  78550                                                      
2:00 p.m. for CDBG Applicants and
                                                                                                                  
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at
                                                                                                                  2:00 p.m. for HOME Applicants
                                                                                                                  Lon C. Hill Building – Large Conference Room
                                                                                                                  502 E. Tyler, Harlingen, Texas 78550

The public is encouraged to attend the public hearing. Accommodations for individuals with handicaps/disabilities or limited English proficiency shall be assisted upon any request submitted three (3) days prior to the meeting. Los alojamientos para individuos con desventajas/incapacidades, o ingles limitado, serán ayudados sobre cualquier, si se somete una petición tres (3) días antes de la reunión.  Para la ayuda en español, llame por favor (956) 216-5181.

Listed below is a partial list of the eligible activities:

Infrastructure Improvements   Public Services                  Public Facilities                                Other

Street Improvements              Senior Services                 Senior Citizen Centers                    Clearance & Demolition
Flood Drain Facilities              Handicapped Services      Youth Centers                                 Housing (Rehabilitation &
Park Improvements                Youth Services                  Neighborhood Facilities                      New Construction)
Sidewalk Improvements         Homeless Services            Park & Recreational Facilities         Program Administration
Sewer Improvements              Health Services                 Emergency Shelters                       Lead Based Paint Hazards

The Community Development Department will accept applications from public and private non-profit organizations until 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Applications received after this date and time will not be accepted or considered. The “Program Applications for CDBG and HOME Funding” are available at the City of Harlingen Community Development Office, 502 E. Tyler, Harlingen, Texas. 

Questions or comments should be submitted to the Community Development Department, in person at 502 E. Tyler, Harlingen, Texas; by phone at (956) 216-5180; or via email at tdegannes@myharlingen.us.

 

CLICK HERE to download CDBG/HOME Funding Applications and view the

Notice of Funding Availability and Public Hearing Schedule.



ATTENTION APPLICANTS: 
We strongly encourage you to check this page frequently for updates and special announcements concerning program funding applications.  So that we can ensure that every potential applicant receives the same information, we ask that all application inquiries be sent in writing to bgarza@myharlingen.us. No telephone inquiries, please.

 


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD
NOTICE OF MEETING/PUBLIC HEARING

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NOTICE is hereby given that the Community Development Advisory Board of the City of Harlingen will hold a Regular Meeting/Public Hearing on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Lon C. Hill Building, 502 E. Tyler Street, Harlingen, Texas 78550. Please call 216-5180 for further information.  Accommodations for individuals with handicaps/disabilities or limited English proficiency shall be assisted upon request by calling 216-5180. Los alojamientos para individuos con desventajas/incapacidades o pericia inglesa limitada serán ayudados sobre la petición llamando 216-5180.  CLICK HERE to view Agenda as well as Attendance & Participation Notice.


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Posted 2/18/2014

This notice is intended to provide general information to the public on the City of Harlingen’s request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to allow a one year extension to the City’s 3-5 Year Consolidated Plan for the period of 2010-2013.  This amendment consists of extending the end date from 2014 to 2015.  The Consolidated Plan can be publically viewed on our web site at www.myharlingen.us or during regular business hours at the Community Development Department, 502 E. Tyler, Harlingen, Texas.

The City of Harlingen must provide for and encourage public participation, emphasizing involvement by low and moderate income people-especially those living in low and moderate income neighborhoods.   Therefore, the Community Development Advisory Board will hold a public hearing on February 27th, 2014, to hear comments on the proposed Amendment (which consists of changing the date from 2014 to 2015) during a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. to be held in  the Conference Room of the Lon C Hill Building, 502 E. Tyler, Harlingen, Texas. 

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, please submit your comments in writing to our office, via email at tdegannes@myharlingen.us or via phone at (956) 216-5180. 

Accommodations for individuals with handicaps/disabilities or limited English proficiency shall be assisted upon request by calling 956-216-5180. Los alojamientos para individuos con desventajas/incapacidades o pericia inglesa limitada serán ayudados sobre la petición llamando 956-216-5180.


ATTENTION: PROSPECTIVE HOMEBUYERS

The Harlingen Community Development Corporation is currently accepting applications for down payment assistance, closing cost assistance, and gap financing from persons interested in purchasing a home within the city-limits of Harlingen. Assistance may be available in the form of deferred and/or zero-interest loans. To apply, call (956) 421-2351 or stop by their offices between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Tuesday - Friday. Their office is located at 518 E. Harrison in Harlingen.  CLICK HERE to download Homebuyer Education Course schedule for 2014.

 

 HOME Program 2013 Income Limits
Effective 12-11-2012
 

Income Limit Category

1 Person

2 Person

3 Person

4 Person

5 Person

6 Person

7 Person

8 Person

(80%) Area Median Income

$28,300

$32,350

$36,400

$40,400

$43,650

$46,900

$50,100

$53,350


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It is the policy of the City of Harlingen to provide services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, familial status, physical handicap, disability,  veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  Accommodations for individuals with handicaps/disabilities or limited English proficiency shall be assisted upon request by calling (956) 216-5180. Los alojamientos para individuos con desventajas/incapacidades o pericia inglesa limitada serán ayudados sobre la petición llamando (956) 216-5180.


For more information on the CDBG and HOME Programs, please call our office at (956) 216-5180 or visit us at the Lon C. Hill Building located at 502 E. Tyler, Harlingen, Texas.

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